June 17, 2014 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
I’m at a
place called Belzec.
It was one
of the Nazi German death camps in occupied Poland.
than ten months, 500,000 Jews were killed here.
almost 2,000 women, men, and children murdered daily.
people survived Belzec.
1942, the Nazis shut down the camp and tried to hide all traces of it.
next 60 years, the site was essentially an empty field.
in an unprecedented partnership, the Polish government and AJC took
demarcated the area, memorialized the victims, and built a museum to educate
new generations about the unspeakable horrors there.
with Polish and Israeli friends, we’re marking the tenth anniversary of this
described by an ambassador as “the most remarkable concept to create a lasting
memorial to Holocaust victims where they were killed.”
To see our
film about Belzec, visit ajc.org.
David Harris of AJC.