Even with all of the (understandable) attention on snow, it’s important not to overlook today’s more solemn occasion.
On this day in 1945, allied forces liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau: the largest Nazi death camp. The U.N. declared today International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2005, and mandated that every U.N. member nation hold events to commemorate the Holocaust. This year’s theme is “Women and the Holocaust: Courage and Compassion,” and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington is holding a vigil that will include survivors.
It seems fitting to mark the occasion with remembrances of personal stories, whether they be about family, friends, or others whose lives were touched by the Holocaust. You can tell us your story by feeding the Feed.