From Israeli daily Haaretz:
Auschwitz council of survivors appeals for peace in the Middle East
The International Auschwitz Council, which includes Holocaust survivors, scholars and religious leaders, appealed to international leaders to launch peace initiatives, “insignificant though they may appear to be, with the view to overcome the hateful antagonisms while promoting dialogue and cooperation.” …
“The war in the Middle East kills people, destroys their homes, roads and bridges, as well as their hopes for normal life and development,” the council said in a statement.
“It awakens despair and hate … and threatens humanity.”
The Nazis killed up to 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
The council was set up in 1990 to oversee preservation and educational efforts at the site.
See also the Jerusalem Post.
Auschwitz portraits: here.
Nazi persecution of Jews in occupied Belgium: here.