By Michael Caruso:
Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. At a time when antisemitism and extremism are both on the rise, remembering the atrocities of the Holocaust is essential. NPR, in this story, has collected the stories of Holocaust survivors themselves. But, as the UN Secretary-General said this week, "As fewer and fewer can bear direct witness, let us together pledge to always remember and make sure others never forget."