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WFIU News Director Stan Jastrzebski went to Poland to cover the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps (Jan. 27, 2010).

Concentration camp survivors and world leaders from many countries will assemble to mark the liberation anniversary. Stan will travel with a group from the Terre Haute CANDLES Holocaust Museum, led by Eva Kor.

In addition to Stan and Ms. Kor, attendees will include 11 students and teachers from Bloomington’s Batchelor Middle School, eight teachers from Terre Haute schools, and Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett.

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January 29, 2010

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Duke Bennett Talks with Krakow Leaders

Terre Haute Mayor Seeks New Strategies From Krakow Officials

On Friday, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett met with one of four Deputy Mayors of Krakow, Poland to learn how that city has turned its image around.

January 29, 2010

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Polish Crest

Auschwitz Trip: Pride in the Homeland

It's our final day in Poland and I'm glad I'll end the trip here with one of the most overwhelming senses of pride I've ever felt.

January 28, 2010

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Barbed Wire at Auschwitz

Auschwitz Trip: Remembering Not to Forget

WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has spent the last week touring concentration camps in Poland in advance of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 27, 2010

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Birkenau Press Room

Auschwitz Trip: Morning of the Ceremony

WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has arrived at the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 26, 2010

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Listening to the tour guide

Auschwitz Trip: Teens Look at a History of Horror

A group of students participating in Batchelor Middle School's "BTV" program have made the trip to witness the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 26, 2010

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Crematorium Furnace

Auschwitz Trip: Photos from Auschwitz and Birkenau

On Monday and Tuesday, the group got its first look at the companion concentration camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau.

January 24, 2010

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A photo of a monument to workers from the Plaszow camp

Auschwitz Trip: Peculiar Trees and Oskar Schindler’s Factory

It took me about 19.5 hours to get from Bloomington to the baggage claim at Pope John Paul II Airport in Krakow. Of those, I estimate I slept about two.

January 23, 2010

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A picture of Stan's cat Riley inspecting his suitcase

Auschwitz Trip: An Unusual Birthday

From now on, when people ask me what I did for my birthday in 2010, I know what I'm going to say.

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