Monday, 14 January, 2013

Longstanding HMDT trustee and leading historian of the Holocaust Professor David Ceserani OBE has been a major contributor to a new documentary, Auschwitz: Journey into Hell, to be aired on Military History on Sunday 27 January at 7pm, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2013.

The programme will look at the Nazi concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz. An estimated 1.1 million people were killed there between 1940 and 1945; 90% were Jewish. The camp survived World War Two largely intact, and today it forms one of the most significant and disturbing locations on earth.

Auschwitz: Journey into Hell offers a unique and compelling guide to the camp and its surroundings, based around extensive location filming, the contribution of expert guides, survivor testimony and photographic evidence. By exploring the physical space of Auschwitz, the programme traces the camp’s evolution from brutal labour camp to factory of death.

Auschwitz is a place that challenges us to remember the terrible atrocities that took place there. The camp was liberated by Soviet forces on 27 January 1945; 27 January is the date chosen for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) to commemorate the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.

The theme for HMD 2013 is Communities Together: Build a Bridge. You can show your support for HMD 2013 by watching our short film and building you bridge online