Holocaust Memorial Day: 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz

In the UK, today is Holocaust Memorial Day. I have visited Holocaust museums in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Washington and Jerusalem and I have been to Terezin in the Czech Republic and Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.

One weekend some years ago, I attend a fascinating course on the Holocaust run by an impressive teacher called Ronnie Landau. Some time later, I attended the launch of the new edition of his book “The Nazi Holocaust: Its History And Meaning” and you can read my review of his work here.

Yesterday and today, media outlets have shown photographs of Auschwitz in the snow. I have found these images haunting because, when I visited Auschwitz, it was January and bitterly cold, so I was chilled mentally and physically.


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