OSWIECIM, Poland – Prominent Muslims joined Jews and Christians at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Tuesday in a gesture of interfaith solidarity designed to refute deniers of the Holocaust such as Iran’s president.
About 200 dignitaries from across the Islamic world, from Israel, European countries and international organisations such as UNESCO took part in the visit, which included a tour of the site and prayers in Arabic, Yiddish, English and French.
“We must teach our young people in mosques, churches and synagogues about what happened here,” Bosnia’s Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric told Reuters.
“This awful place should stand as a reminder to all people that intolerance and lack of understanding between people can result in… such places as Auschwitz.”

Some 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, perished at Auschwitz, located near the Polish village of Oswiecim, during the Nazi German occupation of Poland in World War Two.