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…
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)
Iron shoes are pictured on the bank of the Danube on January 27, 2012, marking the Holocaust in Hungary. Hundreds of Hungarian Jews had to leave their shoes on the bank before they were shot into the river by Hungarian militaimen during the World War II. The United Nations declared in 2005 the Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 to commemorate the 6 million Jews and other victims murdered by the Nazis.
Auschwitz: Little girl and woman stand amongst dead bodies. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. These images from Auschwitz and Belsen help us to remember the horrors of the Holocaust.