JERUSALEM : Auschwitz Rites
Thousands of Israeli survivors of Auschwitz, the most notorious Nazi death camp, are expected to gather in Jerusalem Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the camp in southern Poland.
Hosted by Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, 3,000 to 4,000 survivors are expected to attend the gathering in a Jerusalem convention center. Survivors will inscribe their names and the numbers the Nazis tattooed on their arms in a commemorative book. Yad Vashem also plans to unveil a memorial to the forced deportation of European Jews. The symbol will be a railroad car that was used to transport the victims to the death camps.