Canada's Trudeau at Auschwitz: 'We Shall Never Forget'

The Canadian premier toured the concentration camp together with a survivor who now lives in Toronto.

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Auschwitz survivor Nate Leipciger, center, embraces Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after presenting him with a book following a tour of the museum in Auschwitz, Poland, Sunday July 10, 2016.
Auschwitz survivor Nate Leipciger, center, embraces Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after presenting him with a book following a tour of the museum in Auschwitz, Poland, Sunday July 10, 2016. Credit: Adrian Wyld, The Canadian Press via AP
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, currently in Poland for a meeting of NATO leaders, visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on Sunday.

According to CBC, the prime minister personally requested to visit the concentration camp. He was accompanied by Auschwitz survivor Nate Leipciger, a Polish-born Toronto resident.

"Today we bear witness to humanity's capacity for deliberate cruelty and evil," he wrote in the Auschwitz Museum memorial book. "May we ever remember this painful truth about ourselves, and may it strengthen our commitment to never again allow such darkness to prevail."

"We shall never forget," he added.

Trudeau isn't the first Canadian premier to visit Auschwitz, CBC noted, as Jean Chrétien and Stephen Harper had also visited the concentration camp while in office.

The Canadian prime minister was set to leave Poland for a visit to Ukraine.

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