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UN Secretary-General Visits Auschwitz, Pleads for Tolerance for 'Migrants, Muslims, Roma'
by Bridget Johnson
As the second round of negotiations with Iran launches over its nuclear program, the UN secretary-general visited Auschwitz and declared that anti-Semitism still exists — along with "rising discrimination" against "migrants, Muslims, Roma and other minorities."
Ban Ki-moon visited the Nazi death camp in Poland on his way to Warsaw to attend a UN climate change conference.
"I am truly overwhelmed and humbled. No words can adequately express my feelings. How can a state and individuals be so cruel and use systematic brutality against humanity?" Ban said, noting he'd twice visited Yad Vashem and the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
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