On Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz — a sprawling complex containing 48 labor and extermination camps where more than 1 million people were killed during the Holocaust.
In 2005, the U.N. Security Council designated Jan. 27 an international day of remembering the Holocaust’s millions of victims. View some of the events and memorials in our slide show above.
- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the toll the Holocaust took on children in this year’s remembrance.
- Take an audio tour of Germany’s first Nazi concentration camp, Sachsenhausen, and listen to a former Stasi prisoner describe his ordeal.
- In 2007, a photo album arrived at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that gave an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at guard life at the Auschwitz death camp.
- In his documentary “Among the Righteous”, Robert Satloff explores the question: Did any Arabs save Jews during the Holocaust?