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Michael Collins's cap is deemed too sensitive an exhibit

Michael Collins's cap is deemed too sensitive an exhibit

The cap Collins was wearing when he was shot dead

The cap Collins was wearing when he was shot dead

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Michael Collins's cap is deemed too sensitive an exhibit

As you wander through what is known as Block 5 in the Nazi hell-hole that is Auschwitz, you’ll come upon a dormitory with a huge floor-to-ceiling glass display case that runs the length of one wall.

Inside, all jumbled up together in what is tantamount to a massive rubbish heap, are shoes. Thousands and thousands of them.


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