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Sunday 11 December 2016

Boy's shame at death camp theft

One of the two schoolboys handed suspended sentences and fines for stealing items that belonged to prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp is "mortified" by his actions, his parents said.

The 17-year-old boys from Cambridge admitted taking the items of historical importance when they were on a history trip to Poland.

The parents of one of the boys, speaking before they were released, said their son may have been affected by the emotion at the former Nazi concentration camp.

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