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To the point - Remembering Auschwitz: Could It Happen Again?

Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, anti-semitism is on the rise in Germany. So, why have the lessons of the Holocaust not been learned? Our Guests: Ruth Ur (Yad Vashem Germany), Matthias Heyl (Historian), Albert Steinberger (DW)

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Ruth Ur, the Representative in Germany of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center, who says: “The only safeguard against the evils of Auschwitz is for individuals of all backgrounds to remember the power of complicity.”


 
Albert Steinberger, a Deutsche Welle Videomaker and Producer with both Brazilian and German roots. He’s done a lot of work exploring anti-Semitism and argues that: "It could happen again. There’s huge concern about the rise of extremism, anti-Semitism and hatred.”

 

 

Matthias Heyl, the Head of Educational Services at the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp Memorial Site, who says, quite plainly: “Know the history or face the consequences.”