Some thoughts on my visit to Auschwitz. Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 70 years ago, Auschwitz was liberated. Remembering four heroes who escaped.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

My visit to the Nazi death camp in southern Poland led me to write "The Auschwitz Escape." My visit to the Nazi death camp in southern Poland led me to write “The Auschwitz Escape.”

(Naples, Florida) — Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death campin southern Poland. Indeed, this year marks 70 years since the defeat of the Nazi reign of terror, the end of World War II, and the end of the Holocaust that led to the systematic murder of six million Jews.

Let us take some time today — and throughout this year — to remember the horrors of what really happened. Let each of us take time to remember the heroes who fought the Nazis and survived and won the war. Let us also consider lessons learned from that darkest of eras in human history, and recommit ourselves to never letting it happen again.

Have you visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., or

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