In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us on January 27, 2022 for a powerful conversation with Mr. George Rishfeld, a survivor of the Holocaust from Poland.
Ira Livnat, Atlanta Campus Speaker of the Senate for the Student Government Association, will facilitate live from Speaker's Auditorium in Student Center East, and virtual participation options are also available.
This event is hosted by the Breman Museum’s Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education, and co-sponsored by Georgia State's Office of the Dean of Students' Cultures Communities and Inclusion, the Multicultural Center, and GSU Hillel.
For more information about the event and to register, visit the Panther Involvement Network at https://pin.gsu.edu/event/7758105.
About the International Day of Remembrance
In 2005, the United Nations designated January 27 as an International Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, corresponding with the January 27, 1945 liberation of Auschwitz by Allied troops toward the end of World War II.
It invites us to learn about and reflect upon the lived experiences of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, drawing attention to the past while reminding of effects that continue today - and to fight antisemitism, bigotry and hatred wherever it exists.
What Happened on January 27, 1945
On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops entered the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp complex, the largest such camp established by the regime of Nazi Germany. It was located 37 miles west of Krakow near the prewar German-Polish border.
Arriving at the camp, the Soviet troops found more than 7,000 ill or dying prisoners. Days earlier, the SS forced nearly 60,000 prisoners to evacuate and embark on death marches.
It is estimated that at a minimum, 1.3 million people were deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945. Historians estimate that at least 1.1 million people were murdered there.
Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at the Breman Museum
Multicultural Center and Cultures, Communities & Inclusion at Georgia State
Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
United Nations Outreach Programme on the Holocaust
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager for the Office of the Provost