74th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Oświęcim

The event commemorating the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz will take place on 27 January 2019, on the premises of the Auschwitz Memorial. The visual symbol of the anniversary will be a painting by an Auschwitz survivor Jerzy Adam Brandhuber "Arrival of a transport to the unloading ramp.”

In 2019, we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the installation of the railways siding and unloading ramp inside the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. It ended almost at gas chambers and crematoria II and III. From mid-May 1944 transport of Jews deported by the Germans for direct extermination from Hungary, Litzmannstadt and Theresienstadt ghettos and Slovakia, among others. Transport of Poles from insurgent Warsaw deported from the transit camp in Pruszków also ended their journey there.

Auschwitz is for the world today, a symbol of the Holocaust and atrocities of World War II. In 2005, the United Nations adopted 27 January as the International Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day.

74th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ, 27 JANUARY 2019

12.30 – main commemoration event in the building so-called “Sauna” on the premises of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp

14.00 – commemoration ceremony – prayer and paying tribute at the Monument to the Victims on the premises of former Auschwitz II-Birkenau

Contact:

e-mail: 27january@auschwitz.org

tel. + 48 33 844 8006

Event hashtag: #Auschwitz74