Until the camp was liberated by Red Army soldiers, German Nazis murdered around 1.1 million people in Auschwitz, mainly Jews
On January 27, 2022, the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz will be held at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a small group of guests, mainly survivors, will participate in the events at the Memorial Site. For others, the entire event will be broadcast online.
The main theme of the 77 will be the events of the spring of 1942. This year was a key year for the formation of the function of the Auschwitz camp as an extermination center. The Germans then started mass deportations of Jews to Auschwitz, the first segregations on the ramp were built, the first gas chambers in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, mass graves and crematoria were built.
Details on the anniversary of the liberation can be found on the official website: 77.auschwitz.org.
The President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, took the honorary patronage over the anniversary celebrations
For the whole world, January 27 is a symbol of the Holocaust and atrocities of World War II. In 2005, the United Nations designated this day as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.