Remembering Auschwitz. Survivors revisit a painful past and share their stories, in the hope that history doesn’t repeat itself.
Foreign dignitaries joined former prisoners of the notorious Auschwitz extermination camp on Monday, marking 75 years since its liberation.
The memorial in Poland is considered the most infamous symbol of the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany against some six million European Jews during the Second World War. Those who survived it have tried to educate successive generations about genocide. But for some, the resurgence of right-wing populism across the world has familiar and worrying echoes.
- Michael Brenner is Chair of Israel Studies and Director at the Center for Israel Studies at the American University.
- Evan Bernstein is Vice President, Northeast Division of the Anti-Defamation League.
- Anna Scanlon is an Author and Historian of Holocaust studies.
- Anika Walke is an Associate Professor of History; International and Area Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Some 200 survivors of Auschwitz recall their suffering on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp, and warn about the growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. https://t.co/cDs6PvUgNZ
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 27, 2020
Holocaust survivors mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation https://t.co/J2iZ3W7uaF
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 27, 2020
"Anti-Semitism has returned, in part, because the general public’s knowledge about the Holocaust has diminished," Walter Reich writes: https://t.co/WYGpXdpG0Y
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) January 27, 2020
Auschwitz was the largest of the camps built by the Nazis in occupied Poland, in which more than 1.1 million people were murdered.
Read more about #HolocaustRemembranceDay here: https://t.co/aeQWTKKG3V pic.twitter.com/Da7q7MdmpD
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 27, 2020
“January 27th is not just the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, it is also the last major Holocaust anniversary where survivors may be alive to tell their stories,” writes Ayelet Gundar-Goshen https://t.co/28fxSSxdYt
— TIME (@TIME) January 27, 2020