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Warsaw, Poland - In Photos: Holocaust Victims Mourned At Auschwitz And Beyond

Published on: January 27, 2013 09:45 AM
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Hungarian Holocaust survivor Erzsebet Brodt, 86, lights a candle in front of a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest's Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. REUTERS/Bernadett SzaboWarsaw, Poland - Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others are marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn prayers and the now oft-repeated warnings to never let such horrors happen again.

Events Sunday took place at sites including Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former death camp where Hitler’s Germany killed at least 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, in southern Poland. Sunday is the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops in 1945.

In Warsaw, prayers were also held at a monument to the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.

And in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI warned that “the memory of this immense tragedy, which above all struck so harshly the Jewish people, must represent for everyone a constant warning so that the horrors of the past are not repeated.”

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A woman lights a candle as she attends a memorial ceremony during the International Holocaust Rememberance Day at the Raoul Wallenberg Square in Stockholm, Sweden, 27 January 2013. The day of remembrance marks the anniversary of the liberation by the advancing Red Army of the survivors of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in today's Poland. (Credit: EPA)A woman lights a candle as she attends a memorial ceremony during the International Holocaust Rememberance Day at the Raoul Wallenberg Square in Stockholm, Sweden, 27 January 2013. The day of remembrance marks the anniversary of the liberation by the advancing Red Army of the survivors of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in today’s Poland. (Credit: EPA)
People gather to light candles and to attend a memorial ceremony during the International Holocaust Rememberance Day at the Raoul Wallenberg Square in Stockholm, Sweden, 27 January 2013. The day of remembrance marks the anniversary of the liberation by the advancing Red Army of the survivors of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in today's Poland. (Credit: EPA)People gather to light candles and to attend a memorial ceremony during the International Holocaust Rememberance Day at the Raoul Wallenberg Square in Stockholm, Sweden, 27 January 2013. The day of remembrance marks the anniversary of the liberation by the advancing Red Army of the survivors of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in today’s Poland. (Credit: EPA)
A man wearing a Jewish kippa stands in front of a monument at at the WWII Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, 27 January 2013. The victims of the Nazis are remembered in Germany on 27�January every year. (Credit: EPA)A man wearing a Jewish kippa stands in front of a monument at at the WWII Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, 27 January 2013. The victims of the Nazis are remembered in Germany on 27�January every year. (Credit: EPA)
French Ambassador Maurice Gourdault-Montagne stands during a wreath laying ceremony at the WWII  Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, 27 January 2013. The victims of the Nazis are remembered in Germany on 27�January every year. (Credit: EPA)French Ambassador Maurice Gourdault-Montagne stands during a wreath laying ceremony at the WWII Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, 27 January 2013. The victims of the Nazis are remembered in Germany on 27�January every year. (Credit: EPA)
Students carry a wreath with a French ribbon during a wreath laying ceremony at the WWII Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, 27 January 2013. The victims of the Nazis are remembered in Germany on 27�January every year. (Credit: EPA)Students carry a wreath with a French ribbon during a wreath laying ceremony at the WWII Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, 27 January 2013. The victims of the Nazis are remembered in Germany on 27�January every year. (Credit: EPA)
A lone woman wearing a headscarf and playing the accordion sits at the Memorial for the Murdered Sinti and Roma under National Socialism in Berlin,�Germany, 27 January 2013. The victims of the Nazis are remembered in Germany on 27�January every year. (Credit: EPA)A lone woman wearing a headscarf and playing the accordion sits at the Memorial for the Murdered Sinti and Roma under National Socialism in Berlin,�Germany, 27 January 2013. The victims of the Nazis are remembered in Germany on 27�January every year. (Credit: EPA)
Flames rise during the ceremony at the Ghetto Heroes Monument in Warsaw commemorating the Holocaust victims during International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Warsaw, Poland, 27 January 2013. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls on 27 January, when member states of the United Nations (UN) honor victims of the Nazi regime. (Credit: EPA)Flames rise during the ceremony at the Ghetto Heroes Monument in Warsaw commemorating the Holocaust victims during International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Warsaw, Poland, 27 January 2013. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls on 27 January, when member states of the United Nations (UN) honor victims of the Nazi regime. (Credit: EPA)
A Japanese visitor touches the death wall at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)A Japanese visitor touches the death wall at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)
A visitor passes through a newly-opened Russian exhibition at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)A visitor passes through a newly-opened Russian exhibition at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)
A visitor passes through a newly-opened Russian exhibition at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)A visitor passes through a newly-opened Russian exhibition at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)
Roses placed by former prisoners lean against the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)Roses placed by former prisoners lean against the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)
Sergey Naryshkin (C), Speaker of the Russian Duma, attends the opening of a Russian exhibition at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)Sergey Naryshkin (C), Speaker of the Russian Duma, attends the opening of a Russian exhibition at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)
The sign "Arbeit macht frei" at the main gate to the Auschwitz concentration camp is seen on January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.   (Credit: Reuters)The sign "Arbeit macht frei" at the main gate to the Auschwitz concentration camp is seen on January 27, 2013. A ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust was held in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sunday.  (Credit: Reuters)
Former prisoners lay wreaths and flowers at the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the camp's liberation by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Credit: Reuters)Former prisoners lay wreaths and flowers at the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the camp’s liberation by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Credit: Reuters)
Former prisoners arrive to lay wreaths and flowers at the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the camp's liberation by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Credit: Reuters)Former prisoners arrive to lay wreaths and flowers at the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the camp’s liberation by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Credit: Reuters)
Former prisoners arrive to lay wreaths and flowers at the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the camp's liberation by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Credit: Reuters)Former prisoners arrive to lay wreaths and flowers at the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the camp’s liberation by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Credit: Reuters)
Former prisoner Miroslaw Celka, 87, stands near the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 2013, during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Credit: Reuters)Former prisoner Miroslaw Celka, 87, stands near the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 2013, during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Credit: Reuters)
Serbian military honor guards stand to attention as people attend commemorations for victims of the Holocaust at a monument erected in the former World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The ceremony coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (Credit: AP)Serbian military honor guards stand to attention as people attend commemorations for victims of the Holocaust at a monument erected in the former World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The ceremony coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (Credit: AP)
Serbian military honor guard attend commemorations for victims of the Holocaust at a monument erected in the former World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The ceremony coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (Credit: AP)Serbian military honor guard attend commemorations for victims of the Holocaust at a monument erected in the former World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The ceremony coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (Credit: AP)
Serbian military honor guards participate in commemorations for victims of the Holocaust at the former World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The ceremony coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (Credit: AP)Serbian military honor guards participate in commemorations for victims of the Holocaust at the former World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The ceremony coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (Credit: AP)
A Serbian military honor guard stand to attention during commemorations for victims of the Holocaust at a monument erected in the former World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The ceremony coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (Credit: AP)A Serbian military honor guard stand to attention during commemorations for victims of the Holocaust at a monument erected in the former World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The ceremony coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (Credit: AP)
Memorial candles are lit in front of a photo taken during WWII showing refugees fleeing from the Nazis at a ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Russia�s first Jewish Museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Memorial candles are lit in front of a photo taken during WWII showing refugees fleeing from the Nazis at a ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Russia�s first Jewish Museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A woman lights a candle during a ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Russia�s first Jewish Museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (Credit: AP)A woman lights a candle during a ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Russia�s first Jewish Museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (Credit: AP)
Snow lies on a column reading 'Buchenwald' at the former concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany, 27�January 2013. International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls 27 January, when member states of the United Nations (UN) honor victims of the Nazi regime. (Credit: EPA)Snow lies on a column reading ‘Buchenwald’ at the former concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany, 27�January 2013. International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls 27 January, when member states of the United Nations (UN) honor victims of the Nazi regime. (Credit: EPA)
People gather at a memorial at former concentration camp Buchenwald, near Weimar, Germany, 27�January 2013. International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls 27 January, when member states of the United Nations (UN) honor victims of the Nazi regime. (Credit: EPA)People gather at a memorial at former concentration camp Buchenwald, near Weimar, Germany, 27�January 2013. International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls 27 January, when member states of the United Nations (UN) honor victims of the Nazi regime. (Credit: EPA)
A woman lays a flower at a memorial at former concentration camp Buchenwald, near Weimar, Germany, 27�January 2013. International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls 27 January, when member states of the United Nations (UN) honor victims of the Nazi regime. (Credit: EPA)A woman lays a flower at a memorial at former concentration camp Buchenwald, near Weimar, Germany, 27�January 2013. International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls 27 January, when member states of the United Nations (UN) honor victims of the Nazi regime. (Credit: EPA)
Israelis look at an exhibit of Nazi swastikas in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)Israelis look at an exhibit of Nazi swastikas in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)
Holocaust survivor Tzvia Shkolnik looks at a doll belonging to her late friend Edit Faber at an Holocaust exhibit made by   Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum called: 'Gathering the Fragments', containing preserved personal items from the Holocaust and  marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)Holocaust survivor Tzvia Shkolnik looks at a doll belonging to her late friend Edit Faber at an Holocaust exhibit made by   Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum called: ‘Gathering the Fragments’, containing preserved personal items from the Holocaust and marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)
Visitors view an exhibit at the entrance of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)Visitors view an exhibit at the entrance of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)
Visitors seen at the 'Hall of Names' in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013. The room holds 600 portraits of individual Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust of World War II and contains binders documenting more than 4,000,000 of those people. Today marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)Visitors seen at the ‘Hall of Names’ in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013. The room holds 600 portraits of individual Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust of World War II and contains binders documenting more than 4,000,000 of those people. Today marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)
Visitors view an exhibit at the entrance of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)Visitors view an exhibit at the entrance of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)
Visitors view an exhibit at the entrance of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)Visitors view an exhibit at the entrance of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)
An Ultra orthodox Jewish visitor looks at an exhibit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)An Ultra orthodox Jewish visitor looks at an exhibit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013, that deals with the rise of Nazism. Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the same day, January 27, in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces. (Credit: EPA)
Holocaust survivor Shlomo Resnick points to  his  bowl of food that he  used while he was in the Dachau concentration camp while visiting the Holocaust  exhibit presented by Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum called: "Gathering the Fragments" Preserve personal items from the Holocaust and  marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day  in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013 (Credit: EPA)Holocaust survivor Shlomo Resnick points to his bowl of food that he used while he was in the Dachau concentration camp while visiting the Holocaust exhibit presented by Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum called: "Gathering the Fragments" Preserve personal items from the Holocaust and marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem, 27 January 2013 (Credit: EPA)
A photograph dated 04 October 2012 and released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January 2013, shows Dr. Eleonora Nass, an Israeli from Tel Aviv who survived the Holocaust of World War II, as she rests on a bench in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau. Nass returned to the death camp 70 years after her father and younger brother were killed here. She spent time in the camp, but her and her mother managed to escape death in the gas chambers as they were were moved to another 'work camp.' (Credit: EPA)A photograph dated 04 October 2012 and released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January 2013, shows Dr. Eleonora Nass, an Israeli from Tel Aviv who survived the Holocaust of World War II, as she rests on a bench in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau. Nass returned to the death camp 70 years after her father and younger brother were killed here. She spent time in the camp, but her and her mother managed to escape death in the gas chambers as they were were moved to another ‘work camp.’ (Credit: EPA)
Lighted candles are seen against a backdrop of an historical World War II photo during Holocaust victims commemoration ceremony on the occasion of International Holocaust Day in the Jewish Museum of Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, 27 January 1213. (Credit: EPA)Lighted candles are seen against a backdrop of an historical World War II photo during Holocaust victims commemoration ceremony on the occasion of International Holocaust Day in the Jewish Museum of Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, 27 January 1213. (Credit: EPA)
An elderly woman lights candles during the Holocaust victims commemoration ceremony on  International Holocaust Day at the Jewish Museum of Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, 27 January 1213. (Credit: EPA)An elderly woman lights candles during the Holocaust victims commemoration ceremony on International Holocaust Day at the Jewish Museum of Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, 27 January 1213. (Credit: EPA)
A rabbi  lights candles during the Holocaust victims commemoration ceremony on  International Holocaust Day at the Jewish Museum of Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, 27 January 1213. (Credit: EPA)A rabbi lights candles during the Holocaust victims commemoration ceremony on International Holocaust Day at the Jewish Museum of Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, 27 January 1213. (Credit: EPA)
Pictures of former prisoners hang in a wall at one of the barracks at the concentration camp in Auschwitz January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust is taking place in Auschwitz Birkenau on January 27, 2013 .  (Credit: Reuters)Pictures of former prisoners hang in a wall at one of the barracks at the concentration camp in Auschwitz January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust is taking place in Auschwitz Birkenau on January 27, 2013 .  (Credit: Reuters)
Pictures of former prisoners hang in a wall at one of the barracks at the concentration camp in Auschwitz January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust is taking place in Auschwitz Birkenau on January 27, 2013 .  (Credit: Reuters)Pictures of former prisoners hang in a wall at one of the barracks at the concentration camp in Auschwitz January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust is taking place in Auschwitz Birkenau on January 27, 2013 .  (Credit: Reuters)
Urszula Bartnikowska wipes a tear as her husband Bogdan Bartnikowski holds her arm near the death wall at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau . (Credit: Reuters)Urszula Bartnikowska wipes a tear as her husband Bogdan Bartnikowski holds her arm near the death wall at the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau . (Credit: Reuters)
Former prisoners lay wreaths and flowers at the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau . (Credit: Reuters)Former prisoners lay wreaths and flowers at the death wall of the Auschwitz concentration camp January 27, 2013 during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau . (Credit: Reuters)
A sign that reads "Stop" placed near a barb wire is seen at the concentration camp during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau January 27, 2013 .  (Credit: Reuters)A sign that reads "Stop" placed near a barb wire is seen at the concentration camp during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau January 27, 2013 .  (Credit: Reuters)
Visitors watch a projection of place names and numbers of victims during a ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow January 27, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)Visitors watch a projection of place names and numbers of victims during a ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow January 27, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)
A rose hangs near the "Death Wall" at the Auschwitz concentration camp during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops, and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau January 27, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)A rose hangs near the "Death Wall" at the Auschwitz concentration camp during a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops, and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz-Birkenau January 27, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)
A woman touches a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest's Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)A woman touches a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)
Hungarian Holocaust survivor Erzsebet Brodt, 86, lights a candle in front of a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest's Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)Hungarian Holocaust survivor Erzsebet Brodt, 86, lights a candle in front of a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)
Lighted candles stand in front of a commemorative projection during a ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow January 27, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)Lighted candles stand in front of a commemorative projection during a ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow January 27, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)
A woman touches a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest's Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)A woman touches a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)
A couple stands in front of a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest's Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)A couple stands in front of a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)
A woman stands in front of a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest's Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)A woman stands in front of a wall bearing the names of victims at Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial Centre, January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two. (Credit: Reuters)
Hungarian Holocaust survivor Erzsebet Brodt, 86, stands in front of a wall bearing the names of victims, at Budapest's Holocaust Memorial Centre January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two.  (Credit: Reuters)Hungarian Holocaust survivor Erzsebet Brodt, 86, stands in front of a wall bearing the names of victims, at Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial Centre January 27, 2013. The world commemorated on Sunday the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed during World War Two.  (Credit: Reuters)
DATE IMPORTED:January 27, 2013Daughter of Holocaust survivor Gucia Teiblum, points to a sweater knitted by her mother at a Nazi concentration camp, during the opening of a new display at the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem January 27, 2013. "Gathering the Fragments", the new display, features Holocaust-era keepsakes handed over by aging Israeli survivors or their relatives, in a campaign to preserve their memory for future generations. The new display opened on Sunday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Credit: Reuters)DATE IMPORTED:January 27, 2013Daughter of Holocaust survivor Gucia Teiblum, points to a sweater knitted by her mother at a Nazi concentration camp, during the opening of a new display at the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem January 27, 2013. "Gathering the Fragments", the new display, features Holocaust-era keepsakes handed over by aging Israeli survivors or their relatives, in a campaign to preserve their memory for future generations. The new display opened on Sunday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Credit: Reuters)
A visitor looks at Holocaust-related items displayed during the opening of a new exhibition at the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem January 27, 2013. "Gathering the Fragments", the new display, features Holocaust-era keepsakes handed over by aging Israeli survivors or their relatives, in a campaign to preserve their memory for future generations. The new display opened on Sunday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Credit: Reuters)A visitor looks at Holocaust-related items displayed during the opening of a new exhibition at the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem January 27, 2013. "Gathering the Fragments", the new display, features Holocaust-era keepsakes handed over by aging Israeli survivors or their relatives, in a campaign to preserve their memory for future generations. The new display opened on Sunday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Credit: Reuters)
A Japanese visitor listens to a guide inside one of the barracks at the concentration camp in Auschwitz January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops, and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, is taking place in Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2013.  (Credit: Reuters)A Japanese visitor listens to a guide inside one of the barracks at the concentration camp in Auschwitz January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops, and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, is taking place in Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2013.  (Credit: Reuters)
Shlomo Resnik, 83-year old Holocaust survivor, stands near a display featuring a bowl, which both he and his father used, at a Nazi concentration camp, during the opening of a new exhibition at the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem January 27, 2013. "Gathering the Fragments", the new display, features Holocaust-era keepsakes handed over by aging Israeli survivors, or their relatives, in a campaign to preserve their memory for future generations. The new display opened on Sunday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Credit: Reuters)Shlomo Resnik, 83-year old Holocaust survivor, stands near a display featuring a bowl, which both he and his father used, at a Nazi concentration camp, during the opening of a new exhibition at the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem January 27, 2013. "Gathering the Fragments", the new display, features Holocaust-era keepsakes handed over by aging Israeli survivors, or their relatives, in a campaign to preserve their memory for future generations. The new display opened on Sunday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Credit: Reuters)
A visitor looks at pictures depicting execution scenes by the death wall, inside one of the barracks at the concentration camp in Auschwitz January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust is taking place in Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2013.  (Credit: Reuters)A visitor looks at pictures depicting execution scenes by the death wall, inside one of the barracks at the concentration camp in Auschwitz January 27, 2013. The ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust is taking place in Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2013.  (Credit: Reuters)


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 Jan 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM Anonymous Says:

Too painful and graphic..................kedoshim

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 Jan 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM ALLAN Says:

Let us not think that those who hate Jews and hate Israel would not like to see this happen again. I just amazes me that there are Jews who believe that this can't happen again , won't back Israel and side with its enemies. NEVER AGAIN!!

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 Jan 27, 2013 at 11:58 AM Buchwalter Says:

AS a survivor of 4 years concentration camp , thank you and as Edward
R. Murrow said when transmitted from Buchenwald , put down your food and listen

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 Jan 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM Reuvan_Nuchem Says:

הי"ד

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 Jan 27, 2013 at 04:48 PM Huh? Says:

I worked with elderly holocaust survivors in brooklyn for a few years.
Every day is holocaust memorial day.
H' yerachim.

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 Jan 27, 2013 at 05:12 PM Buchwalter Says:

Reply to #2  
ALLAN Says:

Let us not think that those who hate Jews and hate Israel would not like to see this happen again. I just amazes me that there are Jews who believe that this can't happen again , won't back Israel and side with its enemies. NEVER AGAIN!!

I believe the intentions probably are there but hashem promised not to bring another mabul and this was a mabul of blood. Also never will any Jew be lulled into the German fairy tale of being disinfected and taking a Brausebad or shower and shower heads weere not real except for the window into which a can of Zyklon B was thrown in and gave out deadly gas.Finally there is Dimona with ready to go nuclear devices and in good function

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 Jan 27, 2013 at 08:24 PM BLONDI Says:

every year there are less and less survivors. we, the children (or grandchildren) must remember and NEVER EVER FORGET.

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 Jan 27, 2013 at 08:26 PM Kzler Says:

Many survivors lived the remider of their years alone , some were lucky and were able to build families but the memories never fade and the ignorance I have encountered makes it harder even when covered up by torah

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