Holocaust Remembrance Day marks 75 years since Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz

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Monday marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It's been 75 years since Soviet troops liberated the Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

Hudson Valley Rep. Nita Lowey was part of a bipartisan delegation that visited the extermination camp last week in Poland. Lowey says the tour included seeing some of the most gruesome parts of the camp.

"You see the area where they had the faucets, and turned on the gas to kill people. It was a horrendous, horrendous experience," said Lowey.

Lowey's congressional delegation also met with Holocaust survivors in Israel.

With the recent rise in anti-Semitism, including the Hanukkah stabbings in Monsey and another shootout in Jersey City, Lowey says it's time for greater understanding and respect for all people.

Lowey is currently the co-chair of a bipartisan caucus on anti-Semitism.

It's estimated that 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were gassed and cremated at Auschwitz.

 

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