75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ
27 JANUARY 2020
The year 2020 will be special due to two anniversaries related to the memory: The 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Declaration, under which the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research was established, today the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance; and the 15th anniversary of the adoption of 27 January as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations General Assembly. Both events symbolically took place on 27 January, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Consequently, the major international commemoration event will be organized at the Auschwitz Memorial.
'Next year’s event will probably be the last of those big round anniversaries with the participation of such a large group of survivors, former Auschwitz prisoners. I hope they will come here from all over the world, as was the case in 2015' said the director of the Auschwitz memorial Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński.
Five years ago, about 300 Survivors, witnesses of the history of Auschwitz, have met in front of the Gate of Death at the former Birkenau camp in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation. Commemorative events were organized under a giant tent constructed over the Gate of Death of the Birkenau camp. It will be similar in 2020. Official TV signal was broadcasted to the entire world. Over 250 TV stations from different countries used the broadcast. According to the collected data, over five hundred million people watched the commemoration live.