Auschwitz Survivors Mark Anniversary Online Amid Pandemic

Most International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations were being held online this year due to COVID-19, including the annual ceremony at the site of the former Auschwitz death camp.

  • Published 27 January 2021
Roses with a note saying "#weremember", are placed on the Holocaust Memorial on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish prayer for the souls of people murdered in the Holocaust echoed Wednesday over where the Warsaw ghetto stood during World War II as a world paused by the coronavirus pandemic observed the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Most International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations were being held online this year due to the virus, including the annual ceremony at the site of the former Auschwitz death camp, where…

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