Post-Holocaust Restitution of a Different Kind

  • John K. Roth


The Holocaust was in the news on January 27, 2005, as death camp survivors and a few of their Russian liberators joined heads of state and Jewish leaders at a snow-covered Auschwitz-Birkenau to observe the sixtieth anniversary of that camp’s liberation by the Red Army. The aging and dying of the survivors and liberators meant that such a gathering is not likely to take place again.


Jewish Life Trustful Dialogue Holocaust Education Jewish Leader Moral Reckoning 
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