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Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Auschwitz: ‘This is a story that has to stay alive’

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger looks at a Super Huey, a helicopter used for dropping water at fires, during a tour at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 1, 2019.  (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger looks at a Super Huey, a helicopter used for dropping water at fires, during a tour at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 1, 2019. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger visits the site of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp, meeting a Holocaust survivor and the son of Holocaust survivors to deliver a message against prejudice and hatred.

The “Terminator” actor and former California governor views the barracks, watchtowers and remains of gas chambers that endure as evidence of the German extermination of Jews and others during World War II.

He also meets with a woman who as a 3-year-old child was subjected to experiments by the notorious Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.

“This is a story that has to stay alive, this is a story that we have to tell over and over again,” he says after his visit to the site of the death camp, speaking in a former synagogue that now is home to the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation.

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