Survivors of the most notorious Nazi death camp gather at the site to mark the anniversary on Monday. As time passes and the number of survivors gets smaller, those attending the ceremonies want to make sure the memory of what happened never dies.
Due to the pandemic, German authorities have postponed a large event to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Jewish teenager Anne Frank, made famous by her diary, died in the camp.
Video messages have replaced gatherings to mark 75 years since Allied troops liberated three death camps in then-Nazi Germany. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said giving each victim a minute's silence would take weeks.
Ruth Ur, the director of the German section of Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial, tells DW why a fresh perspective on remembrance work is more important than ever — even during the coronavirus crisis.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier noted with sadness that due to the pandemic, commemorations are especially subdued this year. He also called on people to reject the temptations of "new nationalism" and isolationism.
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