Marking 77 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 77 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.
"I Chose Life": The Story of Bat-Sheva Dagan
Holocaust survivor Bat-Sheva Dagan was born in 1925 in Lodz, Poland. After most of her family members had been murdered, Bat-Sheva escaped the Radom Ghetto, but was eventually caught and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May, 1943. In January 1945 she was sent on a death march to Germany where she was incarcerated in two camps. She was liberated in May 1945 by the Allies. Bat-Sheva became a leading educator and author of children's books on the Holocaust. This film tells her story.
Women in Auschwitz : a Yad Vashem Podcast
In this episode, Dr. Na'ama Shik, researcher and director of the E-Learning Department at Yad Vashem speaks about the particular experience shared by women held in Auschwitz
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp: Key Historical Concept
This short animated video describes the establishment of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, the process by which Jews were sent to it, and daily life in the camp until liberation in 1945.