On Monday, the world remembered the millions of Jews who died during World War II at the hands of Nazis.
This year, for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Holocaust survivors, and other world leaders, returned to Auschwitz in Poland. The return is called “From the Depths.”
In Auschwitz, about a million and half Jews died before British troops invaded the death camp.
“Something clearly tore at my heart when I visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland many years ago,” Dorian de Wind, a retired US Air Force officer, said in a remembrance article. “I will never forget the mountain of shoes in one room, the mountain of eyeglasses in another, the mountain of prostheses, the crumbling chimneys of the crematorium, the now-rusting, yet still sinister railroad tracks.”
According to a CBN article, a holocaust survivor dies nearly every hour. It’s been about 70 years since the liberation.
For holocaust survivor Rina Quint, who now has 22 grandchildren and some 14 great grandchildren, she said she wants to remember her family members. To help, she’s adding the names of her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins into Yad Vashem’s Hall of Names, a memorial to every Jew who died in the Holocaust.
"I think it is important to do because they have a right to be buried even on paper," she said.
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