Nine Auschwitz Holocaust Survivors, Rabbi Marvin Hier Join Together to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, 2020
WHAT: Nine Auschwitz Holocaust Survivors, Rabbi Marvin Hier Join Together to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
WHEN: Monday, January 27, 11.a.m.
WHERE: Museum of Tolerance at 9786 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90035
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center Founder and Dean will join with Holocaust survivors, including one who was in Auschwitz on the day of liberation, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Rabbi Hier, who has just returned from a visit with Pope Francis in the Vatican, will speak about the significance of Holocaust remembrance for future generations and its importance in stemming from today’s upsurge of anti-Semitism. The press conference will take place in the Museum’s lobby in front of artist David Kassan’s Bearing Witness, an immense, multi-figural painting featuring 11 Holocaust survivors, 9 of whom will be in attendance along with Mr. Kassan.
On display will be:
- The original Hitler Letter, the first letter written by Adolf Hitler detailing Hitler's plan for the eradication of the Jewish people.
- Two original Mein Kampf books signed by Adolf Hitler
- "Currency" used in the Auschwitz concentration camp used as a pseudo payment for forced labor
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