Marking 76 Years Since the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
On 27 January 1945, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, discovering the largest Nazi killing center in Europe. Auschwitz has become a symbol of the Holocaust, representing the depths of man's inhumanity to man. This year marks 76 years since this event.
In November 2005, the United Nations passed a resolution to mark 27 January as an international day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies will be organized on the international, national, regional and local levels, including in universities and schools.
New Testimony Films
In this section, we present several newly produced testimony films. Ranging from 30-65 minutes, these films cover the lives of the survivors, from their prewar childhood, through to the wartime period, the immediate aftermath, and up to the present day.
The Shtetl: A Learning Environment
Prior to the Holocaust, much of the Jewish landscape of Eastern Europe was made up of shtetls. Decades after its destruction, the shtetl continues to attract popular, artistic and scholarly attention.
Here you can find a variety of materials relating to the world of the shtetl and its inhabitants.