From Polish Radio
Pope Benedict will meet Polish Holocaust survivors
12.05.2006

Pope Benedict XVI will meet 32 survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp during his visit to Poland at the end of this month. Those will include Poles who were among the first trainload of prisoners to arrive at the former Polish army barracks in the southern Polish city of Oswiecim, which the Germans turned into a death camp in 1940. The pope will meet the former inmates at Auschwitz’s haunting execution wall, where thousands of prisoners were shot by the Nazis. Benedict’s trip to Poland, the native land of his predecessor John Paul II, will begin in the capital Warsaw on May 25 and finish on May 28th.