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Eylon Levy @EylonALevy
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THREAD: Has Jeremy Corbyn ever been to Auschwitz? It’s a mystery I can’t solve. He once said he had. 20 May 2008, Westminster Hall: 1/
But Corbyn has *never*, since 2008, repeated his claim to have visited Auschwitz. Despite a torrent of accusations that he is an antisemite, he has never mentioned his visit to the Nazi death camp.

You’d think he would, right? (picture: @jeremycorbyn) 2/
Corbyn didn’t mention his apparent visit to Auschwitz when he signed the @HolocaustUK Educational Trust Book (when he didn’t mention Jews or antisemitism either). Not in either Holocaust Memorial Day statement as leader of the opposition. (picture: @jeremycorbyn) 3/
I can’t find *any* evidence he went. @HolocaustUK: it wasn’t with them. Auschwitz: no record. Not in any of Corbyn’s deleted posts on his website. No mention in the Morning Star. No record in Parliament’s register of interests. I’ve scraped the internet. There’s nothing. 4/
So I asked Labour Party press office *four times*, and also Corbyn’s personal comms director: a) When did he go? b) With whom? c) Are there pictures? But they won’t confirm on record. I received “on background” answer, but obviously can’t report without verifying. 5/
I can’t for the life of me understand why Corbyn, under fire from accusations of antisemitism, would keep so quiet about a visit to Auschwitz if he really did visit and has nothing to hide. Why not confirm he visited when asked? 6/
So that’s an investigation I’ve been working on that’s hit a brick wall. Maybe better journalists than me can take this lead and run with it. /END
To confirm, Corbyn alludes in the video to a visit to Auschwitz by his colleague @RichardBurdenMP with HET. Burden's office tells me Corbyn wasn't on that trip, and HET confirms he hasn't been with them. /8
UPDATE: A Labour party spokesperson now confirms to i24NEWS that Jeremy Corbyn visited Auschwitz in 2008.
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