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Quote, Unquote: Primo Levi

“Those who deny Auschwitz would be ready to remake it.”

Reading to remember

As I read the accounts of survivors this Holocaust Memorial Day, it struck me that many of them came from those who had been children during World War II. 1,104 more words

Miniluv

Auschwitz Seventy Years After Liberation

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Seventy years ago tonight,* on January 27, 1944 the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in Southern Poland was liberated by Soviet troops. By the time they entered the gates of Auschwitz, the 322nd Rifle Division of the Soviet Red Army had fought in some of the harshest battles of the war – … 3,329 more words

World War II

The More I Read About The Holocaust The Less I Understand

Elie Wiesel said that, and it is a quote that has stayed with me; because if a survivor of Auschwitz feels that way, what hope do I have? 820 more words

Personal

Holocaust Memorial Day, BBC 2, 7pm

The BBC commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz, 70 years ago, the site of almost one million murdered, but also a symbol of  the six million other Jews killed and hundreds of thousands others killed in a genocidal purge of the pure Aryan-Nazi race that took place in a ring of hundreds of other camps. 192 more words

Holocaust Memorial Day

It is 70 years today since the liberation of Auschwitz. 300 survivors have gathered at the concentration camp, the site of the industrialised murder of 1.1 million people, to once again bear witness. 363 more words

News

The Selection at Auschwitz

Seventy years ago today, Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied southern Poland where, from 1942 on, the Nazis killed at least 960,000 Jews, 74,000 Poles, 21,000 Roma (Gypsies), 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and 10,000-15,000 others. 658 more words