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Auschwitz - An Echo Trapped Forever

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2017..

Auschwitz - An Echo Trapped Forever

A special feature to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2017. 

In April 2016, Holocaust expert and Auschwitz guide Pawel Sawicki  took Kevin Reynolds on a day long tour through the biggest Nazi industrial killing factory - the murder camps of Auschwitz and Auschwitz 2, Birkenau. 
On December 30th 2015, 70 years after Hitler's death, the copyright on "Mein Kampf" ran out.  At the end of World War II, the Allies had transferred the copyright to the German state of Bavaria, which enforced a ban on reprints.  In January 2016, Mein Kampf was republished, heavily annotated to expose the lies, half-truths and vicious tirades behind the Nazi vision of racist hostility that ended in the deaths of tens of millions of people in World War II. 
As of January  2017, Mein Kampf has been reprinted 6 times and has sold in excess of 85,000 copies. 
"A Disused Shed in County Wexford" was written and read by Derek Mahon and "The Wasteland Part 1 The Burial Ground" was written and read by T.S. Eliot.  Thanks to Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum and  Holocaust Education Trust Ireland

Sound Supervision: Richard McCullough

Producer: Kevin Reynolds.