Poland sends prisoners to Auschwitz





A spokesman from the Auschwitz museum said they had agreed to a request from the authorities in southern Poland for prisoners to visit the camp as "an element of their rehabilitation programme".

The convicts will get a guided tour of the camp, in which an estimated 1. 5 million people perished, and attend a course on Auschwitz's history and the crimes the Third Reich perpetrated against millions of people across Europe.

"It's going to be shock therapy for them," said Major Luiza Salapa from the prison service, explaining that by learning in graphic detail about the horrors of the camp the convicts might move away from the criminal behaviour that brought them to prison.

"They'll learn that a terrible system was created through the acceptance of violence and oppression."



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