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Muslim leaders join Holocaust survivors to pray at Auschwitz in ‘groundbreaking’ visit

Muslim leaders join Holocaust survivors to pray at Auschwitz in ‘groundbreaking’ visit

Muslim faith leaders perform Islamic prayers during a visit to Auschwitz ( Getty )
Senior Muslim leaders have joined the descendants of Holocaust survivors in prayer during a historic visit to Auschwitz.

The delegation was led by Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, the secretary general of the Saudi Arabia-funded Muslim World League, and is thought to be the most senior group of Islamic faith representatives to ever visit a Nazi death camp.

“To be here, among the children of Holocaust survivors and members of the Jewish and Islamic communities, is both a sacred duty and a profound honour,” Mr Al-Issa said during the ground-breaking visit.