Seventy years ago Tuesday, Russian troops liberated the infamous Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland – giving the world its first glimpse of the atrocities committed against Jews and other minorities.
There was bedlam at the New York City Council on Thursday. Demonstrators disrupted a deeply moving and symbolic vote, but protest organizers say it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.
The tablet had been in the possession of the heirs of a Holocaust survivor who obtained it in the closing days of the war. The state’s highest court said last month the tablet cannot be claimed as one of the “spoils of war.”
One of the ads included an image of the railroad leading to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with the slogan “Kiss Your Calories Goodbye.”
While President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington, a protest was held at the Israeli consulate in Midtown Manhattan.
Ernest Michel credits a fellow prisoner with saving his life at Auschwitz. Decades later, he was reunited with the great nephew of his savior.