‘Seventy-five years ago today, when Soviet troops entered these gates, they had no idea what lay behind them. And since that day, the entire world has struggled with what they found inside,’ said World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder.
Denise and Micheline Lévy, 9 and 8, were captured in February 1944 and sent to Auschwitz. Their dolls were found lying in the snow and were picked up by a shopkeeper who then passed them through the generations. Now, they will be displayed in the Shoah Memorial in Paris.
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz, whose classic “Night” became a landmark testament to the Nazis’ crimes and launched Wiesel’s long career as one of the world’s foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87.
Museum staff at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp in Poland placed mist showers at the entrance in an attempt to alleviate visitors' discomfort from the summer heat, but their goodwill was perceived by some as offensive.