Holocaust Remembrance Day

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January 27 marks UN Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Buffalo, one of the events marking the upcoming occasion is a scheduled visit by an author who has published a book about a Polish resistance fighter who sought to gather intelligence about the Auschwitz concentration camp complex by infiltrating it.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Six candles were lit inside the offices of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz Thursday, a candle for every million Jews put to death as part of the Holocaust. But those taking part in the annual solemn ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day pointed out that it wasn't only Jews who were murdered by the Nazis, and that many ethnic minorities worldwide - and in America - are still being subjected to hate.


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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when many recall the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of the Nazis. It has a special meaning for Robbie Hausmann, cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His German great-grandmother, Toni Marcus, was one of the 1.1 million people killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. And when the BPO toured Poland last month, he visited the camp -- to honor her with music. He spoke about it with WBFO's Nick Lippa.