Auschwitz Survivors Pay Homage as World Remembers Holocaust

For Religion News Service, Vanessa Gera‏ reports, “The world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday amid a revival of hate-inspired violence and signs that younger generations know less and less about the genocide of Jews, Roma and others by Nazi Germany during World War II.” Dozens of Polish nationalists protested the official observances. Gera writes, “The appearance by nationalists at Auschwitz comes amid a surge of right-wing extremism in Poland and elsewhere in the West. It is fed by a broader grievance many Poles have that their suffering during the war at German hands is little known abroad while there is greater knowledge of the Jewish tragedy.”

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