Remembering Auschwitz

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photoJanuary 27, 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the concentration camp that has come to symbolize the terror and genocide of the Holocaust.

Auschwitz is the site of the greatest mass murder in human history. More than 1.1 million people were taken to this camp, the majority of which died in the gas chambers.

Three remarkable women, who survived the concentration camp, were children when the Nazis came to power. Sixty year later, they still wonder how, as children, they had the will to keep fighting to live and survived against the most daunting odds.

Tune in to hear these three survivors' stories as they reflect on the strength of the human spirit, the unthinkable nightmare of human hatred, and Auschwitz's history.


Peter Black, senior historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, former chief historian in the Department of Justice's Office of Special Investigations, author of "Ernst Kaltenbrunner: Ideological Soldier of the Third Reich";
Erika Mendelsohn, Auschwitz survivor;
Eva Kor, Auschwitz survivor, founder and director of the Holocaust museum Children of Auschwitz Nazi Lab Experiment Survivors (C.A.N.D.L.E.S.);
Sonia Schreiber Weitz, survived five concentration camps including Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, founder of The Holocaust Center Boston North, Inc., author of "The Poetry of Sonia Schreiber Weitz" and the memoir "I Promised I Would Tell."

This program aired on January 26, 2005.


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