69th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

On the 27th of January 2014, 69 years have passed since the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. The anniversary ceremony, which took place at the former Aushwitz II-Birkenau camp were attended by former prisoners of Auschwitz and Holocaust survivors.
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Ceremony in Birkenau.

Ceremony in Birkenau.

The last part of the ceremony was placing candles at the Monument in Birkenau to honour all the victims of the Auschwitz camp.

The last part of the ceremony was placing candles at the Monument in Birkenau to honour all the victims of the Auschwitz camp.

The director of the Auschwitz Memorial Piotr M.A. Cywiński.

The director of the Auschwitz Memorial Piotr M.A. Cywiński.

Representatives of different religious denominations

Representatives of different religious denominations

Auschwitz survivor Noah Klieger was one of the speakers during the ceremony.

Auschwitz survivor Noah Klieger was one of the speakers during the ceremony.

Former Auschwitz prisoners and Holocaust survivors.

Former Auschwitz prisoners and Holocaust survivors.

Almost 100 former Auschwitz prisoners and Holocaust survivors were the guest of honour of the anniversary ceremony.

Almost 100 former Auschwitz prisoners and Holocaust survivors were the guest of honour of the anniversary ceremony.

Over 1,000 people were present at the main ceremony of the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp which took place in Birkenau.

Over 1,000 people were present at the main ceremony of the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp which took place in Birkenau.

Israeli delegation in Birkenau.

Israeli delegation in Birkenau.

Official delegations of Polish Sejm and Israeli Knesset under the 'Arbeit macht frei' gate at the former Auschwitz I camp.

Official delegations of Polish Sejm and Israeli Knesset under the 'Arbeit macht frei' gate at the former Auschwitz I camp.

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