Skip to Content Skip to Footer


Holocaust Survivor Reads Poem to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 11.13.55 AM

Tuesday, Jan. 27 marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, Nazi Germany’s largest death camp. Over 1.1 million people were murdered there between 1941 and 1945. 

Together, the USC Shoah Foundation and created a moving video, featuring footage from Auschwitz paired with Holocaust survivor and president of the International Auschwitz Committee Roman Kent reading Primo Levi’s poem, “Stranger.”

Here’s an excerpt:

“For you and for your children, the ashes of Auschwitz are a warning…that the terrible fruit of hatred, whose traces you saw here, will never grow a new seed, neither tomorrow nor ever.”

Watch the video below.

Skip to Banner / Top Skip to Content