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REMEMBERED _71 years_

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Last updated on: January 27, 2016
2:41 PM

FILE - First names of Holocaust victims are

written in Hebrew, Yiddish and English in this
exhibit called the "Room of Remembrance" at
the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education
Center in Skokie, Illinois.

Wednesday __
International Holocaust
Remembrance Day, marking the
71st anniversary of __ of the
Auschwitz camp in southern
Poland. About 1.5 million men,
women and __ mostly ___,
but also Roma, Russians and
Poles were killed by ___
there during World _WAR_THE
At Auschwitz, dozens of
Holocaust survivors lit candles
and placed wreaths at ____,
where ____ were executed,
before attending ___ with the
presidents of Poland and
Ceremonies and

observations were also held in

Germany and Serbia, among
In Washington, President
Barack Obama will join Jewish
leaders for a ceremony at ___,
where ___ who risked their lives
to protect Jews during the
Holocaust will be honored
posthumously with the
Righteous Among the Nations
Righteous Among the
Nations is ___ awarded by Yad
Vashem, a Jerusalem-based
Holocaust education and
research center, on behalf of
Israel and the Jewish people to
non-Jews who risked ___ to
save Jews during the Holocaust.
This will be the first time
the ceremony is being held in
the United States. Ron Dermer,
Israel's ambassador to the U.S.,
said Obama's participation "will
be a worthy tribute to the
worthiest among __."
Americans Roddie
Edmonds of Tennessee and Lois
Gunden of Goshen, Indiana, will
be honored, along with Polish
citizens Walery and Maryla
Zbijewski of Warsaw.
Master Sergeant Edmonds
participated in the landing(a) of
U.S. forces(b) in Europe and was
taken prisoner by the Germans.
When the Germans ordered
all Jewish prisoners(c) of war to
report, Edmonds defied the

order(d) by figuring out how to

keep the Jewish POWs from
being singled out for
Gunden, a French teacher,
established a children's home in
southern France that became a
safe haven(f) for children,
including Jewish children she
helped smuggle out of a nearby
internment(g) camp. She
protected the children when
French police showed up at the
The Zbijewskis hid a
Jewish child in their Warsaw
home until the girl's mother
could take __ back.
Israel marks __ own
Holocaust Remembrance(h)
Day, which __ will be held May
4. Six million Jews died in the

A. Listen closely and
complete the boxes with
the words you hear
(0.25each: /3.5PT)
B. Find a synonym for the
boldtyped words along
the texts
(0.5each: /4PT)
(a) disembark
(b) Army

(c) Detained
(d) Comand
(e) Pursuit
(f) Hostel
(g) Entombment
(h) Memory
C. Highlight the type of
(0.5each: /2.5PT)
1. What anniversary is

2. Is Gunden a Master
Sergeant or a French

3. This event is related

to World War I, isnt

4. Where is the camp


5. The Righteous Among

the Nations is not a
promotion, is it?