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Schwarzenegger calls for ‘fight against hate’ during Auschwitz visit


Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor and ex-governor from California. He visits Auschwitz–Birkenau concentration camp which was constructed by Nazi Germany near Oswiecim, Poland, on September 28, 2022.



Arnold Schwarzenegger (Hollywood star) visited Auschwitz on Wednesday, 28 September. He pledged to combat hatred and discrimination and keep alive the story about what happened between 1940-1945.

Schwarzenegger is 75 years old and was born in Austria. He is the son of a Nazi party member, who served in the German army during World War Two.

Simon Bergson was born to Holocaust survivors and is a former governor of California. He spoke out about the power of prejudice to be eliminated in a matter years.

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He revealed to reporters that he was the son of a great Jewish family and was born after the second world war. He revealed that he was also the son of a soldier, who had served in the Nazi war.

“One generation later, we’re here… We both fight prejudice hatred discrimination.”

More than 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, died in Auschwitz’ gas rooms and from starvation and cold. The Nazis in Poland occupied this Auschwitz facility during World War Two.


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Schwarzenegger entered camp via the main gate. It bears the phrase “Arbeit macht frei”, which means “Work makes you free”. Schwarzenegger was then allowed to enter the Auschwitz Memorial Museum or Crematorium.

He lit candles at “Death Wall”, the place where German soldiers shot many prisoners and at Birkenau Section’s monument to the victims.

During the visit, he also met Holocaust survivor Lidia Mazymowicz, who was three-years ago an inmate at Camp Sarkozy.

Schwarzenegger stated: “People such as her can help us to never stop telling the tale about what occurred here eighty-years ago…this story is something we must keep alive.”

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