Erna deVries, who is 95, survived the Holocaust. Her age has made it more difficult for her to tell her story. That's why students like Vanessa Eisenhardt are taking part in a projected to keep young people aware.
Eighty years ago, on June 14, 1940, the first 728 prisoners arrived at Auschwitz. The camp was initially meant for Polish resistance fighters, but from 1942 it played a central role in the Nazi genocide of Jews.
Closed during the coronavirus pandemic, the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau reopens July 1. The downtime was used for maintenance and restoration.
Should Polish victims of Nazi terror receive a special memorial in the German capital? There are influential politicians in favor of the plan, but an alternative has also been proposed — a decision is expected soon.
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.
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