The Heat: Auschwitz 75th Anniversary

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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.

To discuss:

  • 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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