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    Son of “Mengele twin” speaks at Museum for 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    Winnipeg - January 23, 2020

    They were Jewish children subjected to medical experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele as twins imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious Nazi death camp that was liberated on January 27, 1945.  Richard K. Lowy, the Canadian son of a twin who survived this horror, will give a mesmerizing

    Train tracks lead to a distant building recognizable as the Auschwitz-Birkenau gate house.

    CMHR welcomes visitors from 85 countries, every province and state

    Winnipeg - January 22, 2020

    The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) welcomed visitors from at least 85 countries last year, including people from every province and territory in Canada and every state in the USA. Participants at the Museum’s Annual Public Meeting today heard that 66 per cent of its visitors travell

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    Human rights for the holidays

    Winnipeg - December 12, 2019

    Free admission for kids, family-friendly activities at CMHR

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