Holocaust Memorial Day 2009

Arbeit macht frei Buchenwald survivors at Haifa in 1945 (photo: Zoltan Kluger)

It began with a boycott of Jewish shops, and culminated in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. It may not have been the freedom envisaged by those who built the concentration camps, but the finest memorial of the Holocaust is the State of Israel.

עם ישראל חי

Update: Talking of Auschwitz, Pawel Sawicki of the camp museum explains the problems of preserving the crumbling 191-hectare site.