End of Day Report
Seventy years ago today, Soviet forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz, revealing some of the worst horrors of the Holocaust. More than one million people were systematically murdered at Auschwitz. Nearly all of them were Jews, killed as part of Hitler's "final solution to the Jewish question," which ultimately claimed six million Jewish lives.
In 2005, as Iran's president was threatening a second Holocaust by vowing to "wipe Israel off the map," the United Nations voted to recognize January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In Poland today, about 300 Auschwitz survivors gathered to mark the anniversary. Commenting on the rising anti-Semitism that is sweeping across Europe, Roman Kent, president of the International Auschwitz Committee, choked back tears as he said, "We survivors do not want our past to be our children's future."Read More