Holocaust survivors have returned to Auschwitz, Nazi Germany’s most infamous death camp, to take part in commemorations marking the 77th anniversary of its liberation.
At today’s handover at the Treblinka death camp memorial museum, IPN chief Dr Karol Nawrocki said that the objects “are not just evidence of the crimes committed by the Germans but also evidence of victory over amnesia.”
Once asked to draw the view from her bedroom window for homework, Anna Odi couldn’t decide whether to draw the crematorium or the gallows where Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess was executed. She told TFN: “I think I am a hostage to the stories of people who experienced this hell. I am continuing what my parents started, to be a witness. Like my parents, I owe it to the victims.”
Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has marked International Holocaust Remembrance day by saying the memory of the Holocaust’s victims is an important part of the Polish identity.
If regulations were broken, I am convinced the relevant law enforcement services will take care of this, PM's Office head Michał Dworczyk said on Monday about the Sunday assembly of nationalists on the 74th anniversary of the Auschwitz camp liberation.