Shalom: Extermination began with words, not weapons; Elie Wiesel: Cannot describe what victims felt when death was the norm and life a miracle.
Sixty years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a national anthem - Hatikva - was played yesterday for the first time at the UN General Assembly, and a cantor chanted El Maleh Rahamim, ending an historic session commemorating the victims of the Holocaust.
The evil that destroyed 6 million Jews and others in those camps is one that still threatens all of us today." This statement by Kofi Annan at a press conference at the weekend is the main message of today's special session of the General Assembly commemorating the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auchwitz.
UN marks 60 years since Auschwitz liberated; Elie Weisel: Cannot describe what victims felt when death was the norm and life a miracle.