70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

“As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazis’ most notorious concentration camp approaches, historians are grappling with how to preserve the memory of Auschwitz and the Holocaust.  No one knows how many of the survivors remain alive today, but it’s a group that is dwindling as age takes its toll.” writes Aleksandra Sagan for the CBC on January 25, 2015. Sagan continues, “To mark the liberation’s anniversary, about 300 former Auschwitz prisoners are travelling to Oświęcim, Poland, to pay tribute on Jan. 27 at Birkenau’s Gate of Death, the unloading ramp at the camp’s rail entrance”In 10 years, during the 80th anniversary, we’ll not have this opportunity,” says Pawel Sawicki, a press officer for the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Ten years ago, he explains, 1,500 survivors commemorated the 60th anniversary.” Read the full article hereRaymond Matt, CFP, CLU, TEP, CHS  

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