Flowers and candles are placed on the monument of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau during the marking of the 67th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)
Iron shoes are pictured on the bank of the Danube on January 27, 2012, marking the Holocaust in Hungary. Hundreds of Hungarian Jews had to leave their shoes on the bank before they were shot into the river by Hungarian militaimen during the World War II. The United Nations declared in 2005 the Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 to commemorate the 6 million Jews and other victims murdered by the Nazis.
January 27th, hundreds of metal shoes are placed on the banks of the River Danube in Hungary to mark the slaughter of hundreds of Jewish people who were ordered to place their shoes on the bank before being shot and pushed in the river by Hungarian militamen. A terrible and poignant reminder of the atrocities committed in WW2. It made me cry!
Illustration of barbed wire progressively turning into roses by Irina Gliudza. (Photo: Fabrica) Part of a commission to transform poems written by children in the Terezin concentration camp into works of art. Also, 27 January is Holocaust Remembrance Day in the UK.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27th (updated)
Child Survivors Leave Auschwitz 27 Jan 1945 | When the Soviet soldiers arrived on Jan. 27th, they didn’t have cameras with them, so the liberation had to be reenacted a few days later when a film of the liberation was made. The photos of the liberation are still photos from the film | https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/international-holocaust-memorial-day-on-jan-27th/