Memoria [EN] No. 28 (1/2020) | Page 3

On January 27, more than 200 Auschwitz and Holocaust Survivors met in front of the Death Gate at the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

They were accompanied by leaders and representatives of over 50 countries who listened to their words – crowned heads, presidents, prime ministers, ministers and diplomats as well as the representatives of numerous international institutions, social organization, clergy, the staff of museums and memorials devoted to this subject as well as – by intermediary of the media – all those who wished to honour the memory of the victims of German Nazis.

In the special edition of Memoria we publish all the speeches from the anniversary delivered by:

Andrzej Duda - the President of Poland

Batsheva Dagan - Auschwitz Survivor

Else Baker - Auschwitz Survivor

Marian Turski - Auschwitz Survivor

Stanisław Zalewski - Auschwitz Survivor

Ronald S. Lauder - representative of Pillars of Remembrance

Piotr M. A. Cywiński - director of the Auschwitz Memorial

Photos: Wojciech Grabowski, Jarosław Praszkiewicz

Paweł Sawicki, Editor-in-chief