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Published on: June 1, 2012 02:48 PM
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In this photo provided by the German Soccer Federation, DFB, Miroslav Klose, manager Oliver Bierhoff, captain Philipp Lahm and Lukas Podolski, from left, place candles during a visit of the German national soccer team at the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, southern Poland, Friday, June 1, 2012. Photo: DFB, Markus Gilliar / AP Germany - A Germany team delegation has paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.


Captain Philipp Lahm, Poland-born players Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski, coach Joachim Loew, German football federation president Wolfgang Niersbach and other officials on Friday visited the former death camp, which was set up by the Nazis in occupied southern Poland.

The visit came a day after Germany beat Israel 2-0 in a friendly in Leipzig and four days before the team travels to the European Championship co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine.

Jewish leaders in Germany urged the federation to have the squad visit Auschwitz during the tournament but such a visit was difficult to arrange since the team will be based in northern Poland.

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 Jun 01, 2012 at 04:24 PM qazxc Says:

Shouldn't the headline read "German Delegation Visits Polish Concentration Camp"?


 Jun 01, 2012 at 05:12 PM so now what? Says:

wow....that'll change things now...whoopppppppppppppppie


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