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Day 9 of 70 Days of Testimony: Michael Zylberberg on destruction of crematoriums
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On November 25, 1944 SS Chief Henrich Himmler ordered the destruction of crematoriums and gas chambers in Auschwitz as Soviet forces continued to approach the camp complex. Michael Zylberberg remembers being part of the group of prisoners who were forced by SS to destroy the crematoriums. This is the ninth testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Anna Krisztina Berecz is attending the Auschwitz: The Past is Present program in Poland this January in order to gain insights that will help her teach her students the causes and consequences of the Holocaust.