Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the Auschwitz memorial and museum and denounced hatred, AP reported.

The Hollywood actor met a woman who survived the Holocaust and the son of a Holocaust survivor, BTA informed.

The "Terminator" actor and former governor of California saw the barracks and gas chambers that are evidence of the extermination of Jews and other peoples by the Germans during World War II. 

Schwarzenegger met a woman who had been the subject of experiments at the age of three by the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. 

"It's a story of survival, a story that needs to be told again and again," the actor said in his speech at the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation, which formerly housed a synagogue. 

Schwarzenegger told the story of his own family.

The 75-year-old actor is the son of a Nazi soldier.

"Let's defeat prejudice together and end it once and for all," Schwarzenegger said.

His visit to southern Poland, which was under Nazi occupation during World War II, was part of his work with the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation.

The foundation's mission is to fight hate through education.

In June, Schwarzenegger received an honorary award from the Anti-Hate Foundation for his stance on social media.

The actor was unable to attend in person due to the filming of a new action series in Canada. 

Schwarzenegger said his visit to the Auschwitz memorial would not be his last: "I will be back." 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is of Austrian descent.

He spoke out against his father, Gustav Schwarzenegger, who was a Nazi soldier in World War II. 

In a video posted on a social network in March, Schwarzenegger addressed the Russian people and said that Russians were being lied to about the war in Ukraine.

The actor accused Vladimir Putin of sacrificing Russian soldiers in pursuit of his own ambitions.

In the same video, the actor shared painful memories of his father, who returned to Austria a physical and emotional wreck after being wounded at Leningrad. 

According to historians, about 1.1 million people died in the Auschwitz camp during the war.

About 1 million of them are Jews.

About 75,000 Poles, as well as Roma, Russian prisoners and others were also among the dead.  

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