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        5/4/2012, Iyar 12, 5772

      Holocaust-Era Announcement Prank on Belgian Train

      SNCB, the Belgian national railroad, says that it fired an employee who came on the loudspeaker of a train from Brussels to Namur, Thursday afternoon, and said, "Welcome to the train to Auschwitz. All Jews are asked to get off at Buchenwald." Many passengers reacted in shock and sent strong protests to railroad management. In announcing the dismissal of the employee, the railroad said it "strongly condemned" the act.

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