Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates Nazi crimes worldwide. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army liberated the prisoners in Auschwitz. What they found was unfathomable.
Last year, a man attacked a synagogue with an automatic rifle in Halle on the holiest day in Judaism, anti-Semitic jokes are becoming the norm again, and “Jew” has once again become a slur.
Since 1980 groups of Russian volunteers have been fanning out across the country looking for the remains of Red Army soldiers who died fighting the Nazis in World War II.
The Anne Frank House Museum, built around the secret apartment where the Jewish teenager and her family hid from the Nazis, has reopened after being renovated to receive a new generation of visitors whose grandparents were born after World War II.