70 years ago, on January 27th, 1945, the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops. We commemorate the anniversary with a collection of documentaries and remembrances.
Survivors Remember Day of Liberation on 70 Year Anniversary
Survivors and family members of former prisoners often make the pilgrimage to Auschwitz, but this year is particularly significant as they commemorate 70 years since the liberation of the camp. (The World Today, ABC, 1/28/2015)
Creating Art To Survive
Zofia Abramowicz was Polish and Catholic, but was still rounded up and imprisoned at Auschwitz during World War II. During that time, Zofia wrote poetry - really strange, scary, beautiful poetry. She then buried it in jars in the camp. After the war, the jars were dug up and returned to her. Sean Cole talks to the woman who is the keeper of these poems, Cherie Braun. (The Story, APM, 4/2/2013)
Polish War Hero Jan Karski
Last Sunday was the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, where among those remembered was the Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski. (RN Breakfast, RN, 11/9/2011)