27/01/2021 Wednesday

Auschwitz liberation anniversary ceremony to focus on fate of children

Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

The 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27 will this year be held online and will highlight the fate of children in the camp.

It is estimated that around 232,000 children and young people were deported to Auschwitz, of whom 216,000 were Jews, 11,000 Roma, around 3,000 Poles, more than 1,000 Belarusians, and several hundred Russians, Ukrainians, and others.
Just over 700 were liberated.

The online commemorations can be seen HERE.