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A delegation of Muslim leaders led by the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League visited the former Nazi-German concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Thursday, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its liberation by the Soviet Red Army.
"We all came here together to express our condemnation for these horrible crimes that took place here," Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa said during his visit.
He added, "It is a disgrace on the face of humanity. We all condemn these kinds of horrible acts against humanity."
Dr. Al-Issa could be seen laying a candle at the Death Wall then leading prayers near the International Monument to the Victims of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp.
During World War II at least 1.1 million people, of whom about 90 per cent were Jews, were killed at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. On July 2, 1947, the Polish government decreed that the camp would become a state memorial to the victims of Nazism, a purpose it has served ever since.