UK premier filled with grief during Auschwitz trip

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Posted: Dec 10, 2014 8:55 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has visited Auschwitz, a trip meant to help him gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.

Cameron visited the site in southern Poland on Wednesday, and released a statement afterward saying he wanted to see for himself the place where Nazi Germany killed more than 1 million people, mostly Jews.

He said: "While I have talked to many Holocaust survivors about their experiences before, coming here has really brought home the terror and torture they faced. As I walked round the gas chamber, past the children's shoes and down the railway tracks, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of grief for all those who were killed simply because of their faith, their beliefs or their ethnicity."