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England learn of Europe's dark past

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England learn of Europe's dark past (©GettyImages)
England learn of Europe's dark past (©GettyImages).

The European Championship was put into perspective for England on Friday afternoon after the squad visited Auschwitz and Oskar Schindler's factory in Krakow.

Football would have been the last thing on Roy Hodgson and his players' minds as they were given lessons in one of the darkest episodes in Europe's history. After a light training session at their Hutnik base, the squad split into two groups.

One, led by Wayne Rooney, Hodgson, and Football Association chairman David Bernstein, headed to former Nazi death camp Auschwitz. The other, headed by captain Steven Gerrard, coach Gary Neville and FA director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking, visited the Schindler factory museum.

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