Marking 75 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 75 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 Videos
In this section, we present several newly produced testimony videos. Ranging from 30-65 minutes, these videos cover the lives of the survivors, from their prewar childhood, through to the wartime period, the immediate aftermath, and up to the present day.
What Is the Holocaust? - Interactive Video Timeline
This timeline features a schematic outline of the progression of the Holocaust, accompanied by videos, which can be presented in the classroom or assigned to students along with guiding questions.
Video Biographies - Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel
Short video biographies of two well-known cultural figures - Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel - who went on to write influential books and pieces on their time at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp.