Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Holocaust Memorial Day

On this day in 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the concentration camp at Auschwitz. This is a date on which all mankind must pause and recall what horrors man is capable of. With the liberation also came a responsiblity for humanity to prevent such from ever happening again.

Auschwitz survivors mark camp's liberation
IHT - The Associated Press, January 27, 2009
OSWIECIM, Poland: Dozens of Nazi death camp survivors gathered Tuesday in the southern Polish town of Oswiecim — which the German occupiers called Auschwitz — to remember the horrors they lived through and celebrate the acts of humanity or randomness of fate that kept them alive.
Survivors and government officials marked the 64th anniversary of the day the advancing Soviet army liberated the camp in 1945. The anniversary has been established as an annual Holocaust remembrance day by the United Nations.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in the centre of Berlin is Germany's central Holocaust memorial site, a place for remembrance and commemoration of six million victims.
The Memorial consists of the Field of Stelae designed by architect Peter Eisenman and the underground Information Centre and is maintained by a Federal Foundation."

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