Auschwitz hosts events in honor of the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp
WARSAW, January 27 – RIA Novosti. In Auschwitz, Poland, commemorations are held to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the German Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The broadcast is carried out on the official website of the museum.
The surviving Auschwitz prisoners, representatives of the Polish authorities, Jewish organizations and the diplomatic unit are present at the scene. At the same time, the Russian Ambassador to Poland, Sergei Andreev, was not invited to the commemoration events on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
In previous years, the program of the event always included the speeches of the ambassadors of Russia and Israel. In 2022 this did not happen, the program was significantly reduced due to the restrictions in force in Poland at the time related to the coronavirus epidemic.
However, the Russian consul in Krakow will lay wreaths on the day of the liberation of Auschwitz, both in the museum area next to the monument to the dead prisoners, and in the city cemetery, where the Soviet soldiers who died during the liberation of Auschwitz are located. The city and the camp were buried.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated on January 27. On this day in 1945, the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp. “Auschwitz-Birkenau” was the largest Nazi death camp, so it became one of the main symbols of the Holocaust. About 1.4 million people died in Auschwitz in 1941-1945, including about 1.1 million Jews. In total, six million Jews perished. In 1947, a museum was created on the site of the former Nazi concentration camp. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.
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