Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic

  • An old tram with the Star of David, like the one that travelled though Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, going down a street in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, to mark the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Nazi German death camp, where some 1.1 million people, mostly Jewish, were killed during the war. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • An old tram with the Star of David, like the one that travelled though Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, going down a street in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, to mark the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Nazi German death camp, where some 1.1 million people, mostly Jewish, were killed during the war. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • A wreath is laid at the monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, to recognise Holocaust victims. The Warsaw commemoration is part of world observances of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Nazi German death camp where some 1.1 million people, mostly Jewish, were killed during World War II. Most observances were held online, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and only few people attended the ceremony at the monument.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • A wreath is laid at the monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, as part of world observances of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz. Some 1.1 million people, mostly Jewish, were killed during World War II. Most observances were held online, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and only few people attended the ceremony at the monument.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • A wreath is laid at the monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, to recognise Holocaust victims. The Warsaw commemoration is part of world observances of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Nazi German death camp where some 1.1 million people, mostly Jewish, were killed during World War II. Most observances were held online, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and only few people attended the ceremony at the monument.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • Rabbi Shaul Nekrich, right, holds the Sulzbach Torah Scroll in a ceremony at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 to complete the historic Sulzbach Torah Scroll from 1792, rediscovered in 2013 and just restored. The ceremony takes place on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Odd Andersen/Pool Photo via AP)

  • A wreath is laid at the monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, as part of world observances of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz. Some 1.1 million people, mostly Jewish, were killed during World War II. Most observances were held online, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and only few people attended the ceremony at the monument.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • Holocaust survivors wear face masks and keep a safe distance from each other while attending an annual International Holocaust memorial ceremony being held outside this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, during a nation wide lockdown, in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

  • Rabbi Shaul Nekrich, right, holds the Sulzbach Torah Scroll in a ceremony at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 to complete the historic Sulzbach Torah Scroll from 1792, rediscovered in 2013 and just restored. The ceremony takes place on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Odd Andersen/Pool Photo via AP)

  • A woman stand in front of the Memorial to Homosexuals, persecuted under Nazism, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 during the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • Holocaust survivors wear face masks and keep a safe distance from each other while attending an annual International Holocaust memorial ceremony being held outside this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, during a nation wide lockdown, in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

  • A woman stand in front of the Memorial to Homosexuals, persecuted under Nazism, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 during the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • A wreath is laid at the monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, as part of world observances of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz. Some 1.1 million people, mostly Jewish, were killed during World War II. Most observances were held online, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and only few people attended the ceremony at the monument.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 file photo Rose Schindler, 85, right, a survivor of Auschwitz, and her husband Max, 85, visit the former death camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Schindler was among dozens of survivors who visited the site a day ahead of ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation by Soviet troops in 2015, but this year the 91-year-old is marking the sombre anniversary from her home in San Diego. Commemorations for this year’s 76th anniversary will be mostly online due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)

  • A pathway leading to an observation and security tower between what were electric barbed wire fences inside the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz I in Oswiecim, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The commemorations for the victims of the Holocaust at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, will be mostly online in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • A view inside gas chamber one at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz I in Oswiecim, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. The commemorations for the victims of the Holocaust at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, will be mostly online in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 photo the railway tracks where hundred thousands of people arrived to be directed to the gas chambers inside the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau, or Auschwitz II, are pictured in Oswiecim, Poland. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)

  • The remains of brick stone chimneys of prisoners barracks inside the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau or Auschwitz II. in Oswiecim, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The commemorations for the victims of the Holocaust at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, will be mostly online in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • View of a wall inside gas chamber one at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz I in Oswiecim, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. The commemorations for the victims of the Holocaust at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, will be mostly online in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • File - In this Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, survivors of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz arrive for a commemoration ceremony on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the International Monument to the Victims of Fascism inside Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. The commemorations for the victims of the Holocaust at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, will be mostly online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)

  • This photo provide by the World Jewish Congress, Tova Friedman, an 82-year-old Polish-born Holocaust survivor holding a photograph of herself as a child with her mother, who also survived the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, in New York, Friday, Dec.13, 2019. Friedman is delivering a warning against rising hatred in the world during an online commemoration on Wednesday, the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops at end of World War II. The commemorations for the victims of the Holocaust at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, will be mostly online in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (World Jewish Congress via AP)

  • File - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 file photo, survivors of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz arrive for a commemoration ceremony on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the International Monument to the Victims of Fascism inside Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia are getting vaccinated against the coronavirus exactly 76 years after the liberation of the Nazi's Auschwitz death camp. More than 400 Austrian survivors were invited to get the vaccine at Vienna's biggest mass vaccination center on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • Roses with a note saying "#weremember", are placed on the Holocaust Memorial on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • A woman stands by stumbling stones, engraved with names of Jews killed by the Nazis, in Rome's Ghetto Jewish neighborhood, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, on the occasion of International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. On Oct. 16, 1943 German occupation soldiers gathered more than 1,000 Jewish men, women and children from their homes in the Roman Ghetto and sent them to Auschwitz. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • A Rabbi sits in front of Germany's heraldic Eagel as he attends a special meeting of the German Parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 commemorating the victims of the Holocaust on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • German Parliament Vice President Claudia Roth commemorates at the Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Euthanasia Killings on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • Flowers are placed at the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of the Holocaust on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

WARSAW, Poland — A Jewish prayer for the souls of the people murdered in the Holocaust echoed Wednesday over where the Warsaw ghetto stood during World War II as a world paused by the coronavirus pandemic observed the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.