Holocaust Remembrance Day marks 75 years since Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz

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

News 12 Staff

Jan 27, 2020, 7:51 PM

Updated 1,630 days ago

Share:

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.
 


More from News 12
2:11
FBI investigating Trump rally attack as potential act of domestic terrorism

FBI investigating Trump rally attack as potential act of domestic terrorism

1:55
HEAT ALERT: Hot and humid Monday in the Hudson Valley; feels-like temps near 100

HEAT ALERT: Hot and humid Monday in the Hudson Valley; feels-like temps near 100

5:30
In prime-time address, Biden warns of election-year rhetoric, saying ‘it’s time to cool it down’

In prime-time address, Biden warns of election-year rhetoric, saying ‘it’s time to cool it down’

1:40
Chappaqua reacts to assassination attempt on former President Trump

Chappaqua reacts to assassination attempt on former President Trump

1:54
Reps. Lawler, Torres to introduce bill enhancing Secret Service protection for presidential candidates

Reps. Lawler, Torres to introduce bill enhancing Secret Service protection for presidential candidates

2:07
A look back at US political violence that changed history

A look back at US political violence that changed history

2:31
Pace professor weighs political rhetoric, gun control in wake of Trump rally shooting

Pace professor weighs political rhetoric, gun control in wake of Trump rally shooting

4:10
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Trump rally attendee gives his eyewitness account of the shooting

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Trump rally attendee gives his eyewitness account of the shooting

2:37
Security increased at Trump Tower following rally shooting

Security increased at Trump Tower following rally shooting

1:59
Hudson Valley officials condemn violence following Trump rally shooting

Hudson Valley officials condemn violence following Trump rally shooting

2:27
Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:29
Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:34
Political analyst: Shooting at Trump rally will bring changes to 2024 Presidential Election

Political analyst: Shooting at Trump rally will bring changes to 2024 Presidential Election

2:03
Poll: More than 40% of women skip or delay medical screenings and appointments

Poll: More than 40% of women skip or delay medical screenings and appointments

0:36
New Rochelle PD: Teen killed in fiery car crash at Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center

New Rochelle PD: Teen killed in fiery car crash at Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center

1:54
Overnight fire closes Delite Bake Shop in Yonkers

Overnight fire closes Delite Bake Shop in Yonkers

2:23
‘New York’s backyard jam.’ Music lovers flock to Pleasantville Music Festival

‘New York’s backyard jam.’ Music lovers flock to Pleasantville Music Festival

1:55
NYPD: 3-year-old fatally struck in Harlem was from New Rochelle

NYPD: 3-year-old fatally struck in Harlem was from New Rochelle

0:30
Wake services held for Port Chester police officer killed in an off-duty motorbike crash

Wake services held for Port Chester police officer killed in an off-duty motorbike crash