President's speech at Auschwitz will present the truth – aide

Ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German extermination camp will take place in Oświęcim, in southern Poland, on Monday. www.auschwitz.org/PAP/EPA

Polish President Andrzej Duda's speech at commemorations of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp will present the truth about how the Holocaust and the liberation of the camp came about, said his aide, Andrzej Dera, on Friday.

Dera told the private television channel Polsat News that President Duda's speech on Monday would be very solemn and based on historical facts.

"There will be no playing with historical facts, there will be a reference to how in reality the Holocaust came about and how in reality the Auschwitz camp was liberated," said Dera.

He added that in Duda's speech there would be no attempt to play with or manipulate historical facts and that it would be presentation of the truth.

Ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German extermination camp will take place in Oświęcim, in southern Poland, on Monday. The event will be hosted by President Andrzej Duda. Over 50 state delegations have confirmed their participation in the ceremonies.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum stated that the most important guests at the observances will be former camp prisoners and Holocaust survivors from the United States, Canada, Israel, Australia and several European countries.