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La Shoá contada a través de sombras

The Holocaust Told Through Shadows

Lehakat Naguía of the Jewish Community of Uruguay (Kehilá)
2014 Yom Hashoah Program

2015 March of the Living Ceremony – Auschwitz-Birkenau – Holocaust Remembrance Day

2015 March of the Living International Yom Ha’atsmaut, Jerusalem Payis Arena, Israel, April 23, 2015, 1:00pm EST

Watch Live 2015 March of the Living International March from Kikar Safra to the Kotel, Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:30am EST

Blind Israelis march from Auschwitz and Birkenau with their guide dogs

Jerusalem Post

A 28-minute documentary film, “Blind Love,” recounts a trip in 2013 to Poland of a delegation of six blind Israelis who lead the viewer on a different kind of journey.

It was in the Majdanek Concentration Camp that Liron Artzi, a 30-year-old blind attorney from Tel Aviv, lost control and broke down in tears.

She was touring Jewish sites in Poland with a group of six blind Israelis and their guide dogs to take part in the annual March of the Living.

The cold sliced right through her coat. The tour guide’s description of the scene – a large room with rows of exposed water pipes and shower heads on the ceiling, adjacent to the Majdanek gas chambers – sliced through her heart.

The tears ran down Artzi’s face and would not stop. From a place of profound grief she cried silently without uttering a sound. Partially hidden by a dark hood against the bitter cold, her face froze in a grimace that bared her teeth and could have been mistaken for a smile were it not for the persistent flow of tears.

She reached down for her guide dog, Petel, a Labrador mixed with Golden Retriever, who with keen canine intuition recognized her need for comfort. Petel responded by licking Artzi’s tears, the warm, coarse tongue sweeping Artzi’s face, her nose red from the cold and her open, sightless eyes.

The moment was captured in a 28-minute documentary film, “Blind Love,” recounting the trip in 2013 to Poland of a delegation of six blind Israelis who lead the viewer on a different kind of journey. In the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw, a blind woman touches an old gravestone carved lovingly many years before. Her hands caress every crevice, each Hebrew letter, reading the stone with her fingertips as if it were a page of Braille. It makes one think of the last time someone touched that marker, when the Jewish dead in Warsaw had living relatives to visit their graves.

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2015 IMOL Poland Videos

2015 March of the Living International Yom Hashoah Ceremony (full program), Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, April 16, 2015

When Brothers Cry – Pablo Yafe & Alan Senderowitsch, Tarbut School, Argentina

When brothers cry (March of the Living) – Pablo Yafe & Alan Senderowitsch from Pablo Yafe on Vimeo.

Watch Live 2015 March of the Living International Yom Hashoah Ceremony, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00am EST

Auschwitz Museum celebrating 70th anniversary of liberation with YouTube livestream

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, when Soviet troops marched into the Nazi death camp and freed its remaining survivors. By January 1945, the Nazi war machine had killed more than 1 million prisoners at the site, most of whom were Jews. The day has since become International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the Auschwitz Museum holds a remembrance every year at the camp’s Death Gate to commemorate the liberation and those lost in the war. This year, YouTube is also helping to mark the end of the Holocaust by livestreaming the event online.

Google has already worked extensively with the Auschwitz Museum, digitizing images and records from the site along uploading media to make for an online museum. Today serves as an extension of those efforts, especially at a time when the number of the camp’s remaining survivors continues to fall. You can watch the ceremonies right now in the embed above.