Discovery Channel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

'Liberation Heroes' produced in conjunction with Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation.

By
March 29, 2019 21:17
1 minute read.
Holocaust survivors

Survivors of the Nazi death camp in Dachau cheer approaching U.S. troops. (photo credit: US NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The American Discovery Channel will be airing a documentary about the liberators of concentration camps to mark Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.
 
The TV network announced Wednesday that it will broadcast the film Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses on May 1.
This year, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day begins on the evening of May 1. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked annually on January 27.
 
“Discovery is proud to shine a light on these remarkable stories of heroism, which serve as a solemn reminder for audiences everywhere to never forget,” said David Zaslav, CEO of the Discovery Channel. “Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses is a call to action to stand against hate in all forms. These stories remind us of what can happen when religious, racial and ethnic hatred is unbridled.”
 
The documentary was produced in cooperation with the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, which was founded by Steven Spielberg after he directed Schindler’s List. The film makes use in part of video testimonies recorded by the foundation.
 
The hour-long documentary focuses on war veterans who “share their World War II liberation experiences in their own words, drawing parallels between the past and the present,” Discovery said. “By illuminating the powerful stories of these key eyewitnesses, the film shares their cautionary tale of what can happen when insidious hatred remains unchecked.”

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

havdala
April 20, 2019
13 annual Limmud FSU conference connects former Soviet Jews to their roots

By PEGGY CIDOR