In this Feb. 13, 2018 photo provided by Musealia Entertainment SL, concrete posts topped with barbed and electrified wires from the Auschwitz concentration camp are shown while on exhibit in Madrid, Spain. The fence will be among hundreds of artifacts from Auschwitz displayed at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage during an exhibit entitled "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away," that opens to the public on May 8, 2019. The exhibit, which includes a rail car like the ones used to transport prisoners to the camp, runs through Jan. 3, 2020. (Jose Barera/Musealia Entertainment SL via AP)

German train car arrives in New York for Auschwitz exhibit

March 31, 2019 - 11:27 am

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers have witnessed the arrival of a remnant of the Holocaust: a vintage German train car like those used to transport people to Auschwitz and other death camps.

A crane lowered it onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sunday.

Prisoners' belongings, as well as those of Nazis, are part of one of the largest ever exhibits on Auschwitz, opening May 8.

Artifacts include concrete posts from a camp fence topped with barbed and electrified wires, a gas mask used by the SS and the Auschwitz commander's desk.

Among personal items are a comb improvised from scrap metal; the trumpet one survivor credits with saving his life; and tickets for passage on a ship of refugees the United States refused to accept. Some were later killed by the Nazis.

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