In our news wrap Tuesday, blizzard conditions hit parts of southeastern New England with deep snow and high winds. Also, the Islamic State released a new threat to kill a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot. Continue reading
Maria Stroinska was 12 when she was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz. Imre Varsanyi was 14 and the only member of his family to survive. Zofia Wareluk was born in the camp, two weeks before thousands of prisoners were liberated on Jan 27, 1945. They are among the survivors of Auschwitz and today marks the 70th anniversary of that liberation day. Continue reading
Johann Breyer, a retired tool maker in Philadelphia, is in custody after being accused of accessory to murder as a Nazi guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during World War II.
In Poland Monday, thousands of students, among many others, marched between Auschwitz and Birkenau in memory of the millions killed during the Holocaust.
In January 2007, a photo album arrived at the Holocaust Museum that gave an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the Auschwitz complex where more than 1 million people were killed. The pictures show the everyday lives of the guards and their visitors at the complex. Continue reading