70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

January 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary since the liberation of Auschwitz. The following is a link to liberation video and memorial as provided by the Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


The train arrived in the middle of the night, so we were greeted by very bright lights shining down on us. We were greeted by soldiers, SS men, as well as women. We were greeted by dogs and whips, by shouting and screaming, orders to try to empty the train, by confusion… There is no way to describe your first coming to Auschwitz.

Women in the barracks of the newly liberated Auschwitz concentration camp.
photo and quote courtesy of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (ushmm.org)