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Palestinian students visit Auschwitz a first

Despite the frequency with which students from high schools and colleges worldwide visit Holocaust death camps, it was no simple matter for Issa Jameel when he was asked whether he wanted to visit Auschwitz.

For Jameel, a Palestinian master’s degree student from Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, the opportunity was laced with political and nationalistic issues. But he realized it would be an important educational experience, and he signed on as student coordinator.

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