Forgotten voices of the Holocaust

The Nazi death camps witnessed crimes of unprecedented horror, so Laurence Rees asks: why did it take decades for a Holocaust memorial day to be established?

Adolf Eichmann during his trial in 1961

This article was first published in the January 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January is an occasion for myriad acts of commemoration. The BBC, for instance, has planned a whole season of programmes, in which my own film – a 90-minute feature-length documentary called Touched by Auschwitz – plays a part.

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