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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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 guests of honour at the anniversary ceremony.

Former Auschwitz prisoners and Holocaust survivors.

Former Auschwitz prisoners and Holocaust survivors on the Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz,

Former Auschwitz Prisoner Zofia Posmysz was one of the speakers during the ceremony of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Former Auschwitz Prisoner Zofia Posmysz was one of the speakers during the ceremony of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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.

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 prisoners and Auschwitz Memorial  director and staff paying tribute to the victims of Auschwitz placing wreaths at the Death Wall.

Former prisoners and Auschwitz Memorial director and staff paying tribute to the victims of Auschwitz placing wreaths at the Death Wall.

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.

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

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

The director of the Auschwitz Memorial Piotr M.

Representatives of different religious denominations

Representatives of different religious denominations

Israeli delegation in Birkenau.

Israeli delegation in Birkenau.

US Congressman Eric Cantor signing into the Museum's Guestbook.

US Congressman Eric Cantor signing into the Museum's Guestbook.

The secretary of the International Auschwitz Council Marek Zając conducted the main part of the ceremony.

The secretary of the International Auschwitz Council Marek Zając conducted the main part of the ceremony.

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