The American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician Jesse Jackson will be the guest of honor at ceremonies marking Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, which will take place on August 2 at the former Nazi German Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp.
On the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, TFN’s Stuart Dowell explores previously unseen testimonies which have lain hidden in the Auschwitz Memorial archives for years, revealing how Hitler's SS slaughtered prisoners in the sub-camps of the Auschwitz complex before fleeing.
German ambassador to Poland, Rolf Nikel, said: “I hope that this will contribute to the commemoration of the crimes committed by German hands and will support the process of reconciliation between Poles, Germans and Jews.”
The 40 Polish prisoners were the first victims of the camp that would go on to kill 1.1 million people, an overwhelming majority of whom were Jews put to death in the gas chambers, the first of which became operational in March 1943.
The Culture Ministry will join forces with local authorities in administrating the Gross-Rosen Museum on the site of the World War II Gross-Rosen Nazi-German death camp in southern Poland.
Andriy Parubiy, the Chairman of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, announced on Monday that Kiev's lawmakers will adopt a resolution on Poland's new anti-defamation bill.