During WWII, Jews in Budapest were taken to the Danube River, ordered to remove their shoes & then were shot, falling into the water below. 60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river's bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims. 'Shoes on the Danube' by Can Togay and Gyula Pauer
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)
One in five young Germans has no idea that Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp, a poll released Wednesday showed, two days ahead of Holocaust memorial day. (AFP Photo/Janek Skarzynski) Italian Senate President Renato Schifani holds a white rose during the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, central Germany, Friday, Jan 27, 2012. More than 250,000 people were held captive in the camp between 1937 and 1945, and more than 50,000…
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.
Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) is a national event in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of The Holocaust. It was first held in January 2001 and has been on the same date every year since. The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945, the date also chosen for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and some other national Holocaust Memorial Days.