Muslims and Jews recently held a joint memorial ceremony to mark the 74th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews of Litzmannstadt ghetto by the Nazis to the Polish concentration camp in Auschwitz. According to the Jewish Press, the Litzmannstadt Ghetto was the second-largest ghetto in all of German-occupied Europe. During August 1944, 67,000 Jews were taken to Auschwitz — approximately 45,000 were killed there.
Remarking about the ceremony, the Auschwitz Memorial tweeted: “Delegation of young German Jews as well as Muslims – refugees from Syria & Iraq who stay in Germany – are visiting Auschwitz Museum today together with federal state Prime Ministers: Bodo Ramelow from Thuringia & Daniel Günther from Schleswig-Holstein.”
Aiman Mazyek, of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, stood under the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign at Auschwitz’ gate and passionately said: “We promise that with our strength, with the strength of our faith, we will work together so there will ‘never again be Auschwitz.’”