The Chairman of the Chinese parliament, Zhang Dejiang visited the Auschwitz Muzeum
Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and the Chinese delegation visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on Saturday 15 July 2017.
The delegation visited the museum exhibition, including reserve Blocks 2 and 3 presenting the conditions in which the prisoners were detained, Block 4 dedicated to the Extermination of the Jews, where a model of the gas chamber and Crematorium II from Birkenau are located, including empty cans of Zyklon B and hair cut from murdered victims, among others. In Block 5, the delegation saw personal objects looted from victims by the SS, which were found in the storages after the liberation of the camp. These include shoes, bags, glasses, brushes, kitchen utensils etc. The delegation also visited the building of the first gas chamber and Crematorium in Auschwitz I.
Chairman Zhang Dejiang laid a wreath and paid tribute to all victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp at the Execution Wall in the courtyard of Block 11, where executions by shooting were held. “We should never forget the atrocities that were undertaken by the fascist enemies” - Chairman Zhang Dejiang wrote in the Museum’s memorial book.
The number of visitors to the Memorial from China has been systematically growing in recent years. The Chinese visitors’ count last year was more 12 thousand people.