Today is the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. To commemorate the end of the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War, January 27 was officially designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations.
76 years ago today, the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers was liberated. Auschwitz is located in southern Poland and was run by Nazi Germany during its occupation of Poland, where there are over 1.1 million people falling victim to the Nazi death factories. Today Auschwitz-Birkenau is a memorial and museum and the only place of its kind that has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. For visitors, It’s a place to gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and the Nazi concentration camps, to see thousands of preserved objects and well-preserved sites, to learn about living conditions and the tragic fate of Auschwitz prisoners.
On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to all the victims of the Holocaust, and we will never forget the history behind Auschwitz-Birkenau.