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Photos of Hamas hostages placed on Auschwitz train tracks

JFS students on JRoots educational trip to Poland place pictures of remaining hostages outside concentration camp

Pic: JRoots
Pic: JRoots

Two hundred students from JFS have placed photos of almost 200 remaining hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza on the train tracks outside the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

The students were on a trip to Poland with Jewish heritage education organisation JRoots.

Zak Jeffay of JRoots said: “Auschwitz is the ultimate symbol of the age old phenomena of Jews being targeted and murdered for the simple fact that they were Jews.

Pic: JRoots

“It should serve as a wake up call to the world today, as it has over the past 78 years, that the lives of Jews wherever they are cannot be disregarded. The Jews murdered and kidnapped from their homes in 2023 happened against the backdrop of centuries of antisemitism.

Pic: JRoots

“Placing these pictures in front of Auschwitz allows people to see more clearly the context in which the crimes of today are taking place.”

To find out more about JRoots, click here.

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