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Kenya joins the world in remembering Holocaust

Over 1.2 million men, women and children lost their lives

In Summary

• Day marks 75 Years since liberation of the infamous Nazi death camp of Auschwitz

Israeli Deputy Ambassador Eyal David and his German counterpart Thomas Wimmer are taken through exhibitions by a PIU student
Israeli Deputy Ambassador Eyal David and his German counterpart Thomas Wimmer are taken through exhibitions by a PIU student 
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Pioneer International University, led by VC David Maina, officially opened the Holocaust exhibition at the university on Thursday.

This special day marks 75 Years since the liberation of the infamous Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau by the Red Army troops (January 27, 1945). 

Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centres. Over 1.2 million men, women and children lost their lives.

Speaking during the ceremony, Deputy Ambassador States of Israel Eyal David said, "Our duty is to tell the story of the six million Jews who were killed in Europe and beyond — only because of the fact that they were Jews, and of the survivors who are still with us (every year we have less and less)."

Wimmer waters a tree during a tree planting session
Wimmer waters a tree during a tree planting session
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VC David Maina receives flowers from Pioneer Girls student Hannah Hailu
VC David Maina receives flowers from Pioneer Girls student Hannah Hailu
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Sam Wanyoko and Zablone Adam stare at artifacts on display
Sam Wanyoko and Zablone Adam stare at artifacts on display
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UN Information Centre deputy director Newton Kanhema receives a present from Ryan Mwirigi
UN Information Centre deputy director Newton Kanhema receives a present from Ryan Mwirigi
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Eyal and Wimmer have a discussion
Eyal and Wimmer have a discussion
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