Recalling history as the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches

 

Over 100 years ago, my great-grandfather came to New York City fleeing anti-Semitism,” said Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y.

The House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism convened last week to discuss the thereat posed by domestic anti-Semetic terrorism.

“Why is this happening?” asked Rose. “What do we do tomorrow and the next week and the next month?”

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp where an estimated 1.1 million people perished. To commemorate the liberation, the Nation Archives has a display about the horrors committed at Auschwitz. 

“It’s important for us to reflect back on the causes that led to Auschwitz, as well as the consequences,” said Steve Luckert of the United States Holocaust Museum.