(Washington Post) On Tuesday, the world remembered the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. The same day, the German city of Augsburg decided to turn a branch of the former death camp at Dachau into a refugee center. The asylum seekers were slated to live in a building where thousands of slave laborers suffered and died under the Nazi regime.
The Dachau outpost is not the only concentration camp site that is being turned into a refugee center in Germany.
In the middle of January, the German city of Schwerte started to move asylum-seekers who had volunteered to be relocated into a branch of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald. Regional integration secretary Guntram Schneider had previously criticized the plan, saying that the city's intentions would be misunderstood abroad.
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