A day of their own: Holocaust Survivor Day

Have we treated this heroic, aging community with the respect it deserves, with the support it urgently needs?

On January 27th, 2020, in his speech during the ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, 94-year-old Marian Turski, Poland’s best known living Holocaust survivor and – like many survivors in their own countries, states or cities – the moral conscience of Poland’s Jewish community, spoke these chilling words:

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The legacy of survivors

As we commemorate Yom Hashoah, we again realize the distance that separates us from the event. We are in the midst of a transition between lived history and historical memory.

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