Holocaust Memorial Day

Yesterday, 27th January, various countries celebrated Holocaust Memorial Day, which is dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. 27th January was chosen as it was the date on which Auschwitz was liberated in 1945. The concentration camp is not currently covered by high resolution imagery but you can see archive aerial shots as Google Earth overlays. In 2004 the monument to the murdered Jews of Europe was established in the centre of Berlin. The monument is over 19,000 m2, the entirety of which is covered with 2,711 concrete slabs of various heights. Between the slabs the ground…

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