Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated 76 years ago this week, and to mark Holocaust remembrance day in late January, the corridors of UN Headquarters are normally filled with the stories of survivors who come to bear witness.
But this year, the annual commemoration programme was held online for the first time ever, due to COVID-19, under the theme “Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust”.
For this latest edition of our Lid is On podcast, Ana Carmo brings you some of those voices of survival, along with the poignant contribution of German leader, Angela Merkel, and leading UN officials, speaking out against intolerance and racism, with neo-Nazism seemingly on the rise.
Music Credits: Cantor Julia Cadrain; and violinist and UNESCO Artist for Peace, Renaud Capuçon performing Nigun from the Baal Shem Suite by Ernest Bloch. Mr. Capuçon is accompanied by the pianist, Guillaume Bellom.