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Moscow. January 29. INTERFAX.RU - The leader of the Jewish community of Rome, Riccardo Pacifici (Riccardo Pacifici) happened to be shut up in the former Auschwitz concentration camp, reports The Independent.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 27th. Pacifici, whose ancestors were killed in Auschwitz, was in the camp along with the crew of one of the TV channels. They were filming a program dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the camp's liberation. Around 23:00, when the shooting ended, it turned out that the camp gates are locked.
Pacifici and crew held in the camp at least an hour, trying to attract attention. Without waiting for help, they attempted to leave Auschwitz through the window at the box office. During attempts to get the alarm went off, and arrived at the scene of the museum guards together with the Polish police.
Riccardo Pacifici, together with the crew was arrested and taken to the police station where they were interrogated for three hours. They were released only to the 6 o'clock in the morning with the help of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and representatives of the Italian Embassy in Warsaw.
Pacifici tweeted that the police treated them very harshly, and described the situation as "a disgrace".
The complex of concentration camps and death camps in Poland's Auschwitz lasted from 1940 to 1945. During this time it was destroyed, according to various estimates, from 1.1 to 2 million people, including at least a million Jews, 60,000 Poles, and about 14,000 Soviet prisoners of war. The camp was liberated Soviet Army January 27, 1945. Events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, held this year around the world.