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January 26, 2020


Public Tour on January 27

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, USC Shoah Foundation is opening its doors for the first public tour of its international headquarters.

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Inspired by Testimony

Gabor Hirsch on the Liberation of Auschwitz

Gabor Hirsch describes his physical condition when Soviet soldiers liberated him in Auschwitz on January 27, 1945.


Inspired by Testimony

Remembering the Liberation of Auschwitz

Jewish survivor Paula Lebovics, Jewish survivor Howard Chandler, Jewish survivor Philip Helbling, Political prisoner Kaz Wolff-Zdzienicki, and Sinti and Roma survivor Julia Lentini recall their experiences of the evacuation and liberation of the Auschwitz camp complex in January 1945. Otari Amaglobeli of the Soviet Armed forces describes his involvement in the liberation of the camp complex on Jan. 27, 1945. This testimony clip reel was produced in partnership with The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.