German football delegation to visit Auschwitz

Updated: 30 May 2012 17:09 IST

German football players and officials will travel to Poland on Friday to visit the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, after a friendly against Israel ahead of the European Championship.

German football delegation to visit Auschwitz
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Frankfurt:

German football players and officials will travel to Poland on Friday to visit the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, after a friendly against Israel ahead of the European Championship.

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Germany captain Philipp Lahm, Poland-born players Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski, coach Joachim Loew, German Football Federation (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach and other officials will tour the death camp along with a German Jewish community leader before the squad travels to Poland that is co-hosting the Euro 2012 with Ukraine.

Jewish leaders in Germany have been urging the country's football federation to have the squad visit Auschwitz during the tournament that runs from June 8-July 1.

English Football Association said on Tuesday that the England squad will visit Auschwitz soon after their arrival on June 6 to their training base in Krakow.

Topics : Germany Tennis Alou Diarra Lech Poznan Football Lukas Podolski Euro 2012 Miroslav Klose
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