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Auschwitz museum gets Nazi death camp conductor's baton


October 25, 2018

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum has obtained a new relic from the death camp that Nazi Germany operated during World War II: the baton of the inmate orchestra's conductor.

The 32-centimeter (13-inch) wood-and-ivory baton with a plaque reading "F. Nierychlo 1940 (A)" was obtained from a private individual, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum spokesman Bartosz Bartyzel said Wednesday.

Franciszek Nierychlo, a postal clerk and a musician, was brought to Auschwitz in June 1940 in a transport of Polish prisoners. The Nazis made him the supervising "kapo" in the camp kitchen. According to the m...

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