Auchwitz Gets a Facebook Page

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Auchwitz Gets a Facebook Page

The Polish authorities in charge of Auschwitz have launched an official site for the former Nazi death camp on the social networking website Facebook.

A spokesman said the move was aimed at reaching the younger generation and educating them about the Holocaust.

It follows the launch by Auschwitz - now a state museum - of a YouTube channel earlier this year.

More than a million people - 90% of them Jews - were murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz during World War II.

"We're always trying for new ways of reaching people, and in today's world one of the most popular tools is the internet, and on the internet millions of people use Facebook," said Auschwitz Museum official Pawel Sawicki.

More than a million people have visited Auschwitz so far this year, the majority of them young people.

Writing poetry after facebook is barbaric


When I clicked on the thread title, I thought, this is either going to be some white supremacist group starting a "fan page", or the museum itself doing outreach and raising awareness.

Glad it was the latter!  Hope it doesn't attract too much of the former


Thanks, Catchfire. I sent the article to Ms. Caissa. She facilitates a Holocaust Study Group for local high school students.