It’s 75 years since Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated – how will you remember?

by Leah Rosenberg

Auschwitz-Birkenau was hell on earth. Jews were tortured, slaughtered, gassed, burned, and murdered. It is crucial to hear the stories and remember.


Chaja Frich is a survivor of Auschwitz. Her story is heartbreaking. Although she was able to survive with her mother and sister, the rest of her family did not survive. Life in Auschwitz-Birkenau was torturous – if you can even call it life. And what is so crazy is that people today want to deny the Holocaust ever took place. How is that possible? Not only are there documents, videos, and pictures, but there are living survivors who are still here to tell of the horrors. It is tragic to think about the fact that there are merely a few survivors left. Then, it will be our job – the job of the next generations – to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive. To never let the world forget or deny what happened. And until then, we must do everything in our power to hear the stories and learn of the details.

75 Years Since Liberation

There will be 120 survivors going with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation Survivors’ Delegation this year for the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of this Nazi Concentration and Death Camp. Chaja Frich will G-d willing be among those survivors. This trip is crucial. This trip is a way to show the truth and to remember the atrocities.

As the president of the World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder said, “Nothing is more important for the upcoming 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz than having survivors of this horrible place present. They are the direct link, the witnesses to this atrocious crime. That is why I am willing to do whatever is needed to bring them back. Let the world see them, let the world hear them, let the world remember.”

Col. Kemp

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