She was supposed to arrive in Auschwitz on Friday, the day before her highly controversial concert. Instead, Madonna skipped the museum and headed straight to Warsaw, but the question remains: Will Madonna visit Auschwitz?
Hordes of journalists and fans lined up at the entrance to the Auschwitz Nazi Concentration Camp, now a museum and memorial to the estimated 1.5 million that died there at the hands of the Nazis. Madonna was scheduled to arrive around two in the afternoon with her children. However, the pop star never showed.
Instead, Polish radio station RMF FM informed that Madonna landed around 5 pm at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin International Airport. Rumours are beginning to circulate that the superstar will take her kids to Auschwitz after her Saturday concert, on Sunday. She told a close friend earlier that she wants to show her children, Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 8, David Banda, 3, and Mercy, 3, how lucky they are.
Meanwhile, protests and anti-protests are being planned for the pop star’s Saturday concert, which falls on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Catholic holiday in a deeply Catholic country.
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