Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Auschwitz's Last Jewish Survivors Urge a Troubled Europe Not to Forget

By Wiktor Szary and Wojciech Zurawski, Rueters

POLAND---Auschwitz's last survivors urged the world not to forget the horror of the Holocaust 70 years after the Nazi death camp was liberated in the final throes of World War Two, an anniversary that finds Europe again confronted by intolerance. With deep snow blanketing the Polish countryside, some 300 aging survivors and a host of world leaders gathered on Tuesday under a tent at the brickwork entrance to the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, the railway tracks that bore more than a million European Jews to their deaths illuminated in gold. [link]