Captain Yael Sela Arbel
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Visiting Auschwitz 'an emotional storm'

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently visited the site of the Nazi Death Camp at Auschwitz in Poland to open a new museum designed by experts from Israel's national memorial centre at Yad Vashem.

The Holocaust in which six million Jews died remains for most Israelis one of history's defining events.

Every year thousands of Israeli high school students make a kind of pilgrimage to Poland to learn more about it and the country sends many of its army officers there on official tours too.

Middle East Correspondent Kevin Connolly was given rare access to one of those official delegations in Poland.

He spoke to Captain Yael Sela Arbel, 27, a military dentist who provides treatment to troops stationed on Israel's Sothern border with Egypt.

  • 18 Jun 2013