NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Wednesday is Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day the world commemorates the millions of Jewish people killed during the Holocaust.

Wednesday also marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps.

“To remember is an expression of humanity,” says the Pope.

Exactly what so many are doing Wednesday, remembering the Holocaust.

At the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock followed along as Israeli Consul General Israel Nitzan joined museum president and CEO Jack Kliger for a tour and to pay their respects.

Kliger spoke to CBS2 about the survivors he’s met.

“What’s amazing to me is, the unifying of all them is that they all have a sense of hope,” he said.

Kliger wishes for all to share in that hope for a brighter future.

“Don’t be a bystander, be an upstander,” he said.

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