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Poland marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
In Poland, special ceremonies have been held to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Photos: AP)
In Poland, special ceremonies have been held to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Photos: AP)
Representatives of various religious congregations prior to the prayer and tribute service at the Monument to the Victims at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
Representatives of various religious congregations prior to the prayer and tribute service at the Monument to the Victims at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi death camp which has became a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War Two, which ravaged Europe.
About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi death camp which has became a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War Two, which ravaged Europe.
Survivors of Auschwitz arrive at the International Monument to the Victims of Fascism at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp KL Auschwitz II-Birkenau on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim.
Survivors of Auschwitz arrive at the International Monument to the Victims of Fascism at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp KL Auschwitz II-Birkenau on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim.
The ceremony comes days after Israel called on Warsaw to amend a bill regarding its role in the Holocaust. Polish lawmakers approved a measure that would make it illegal to use statements suggesting Poland bore any responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany on its soil.
The ceremony comes days after Israel called on Warsaw to amend a bill regarding its role in the Holocaust. Polish lawmakers approved a measure that would make it illegal to use statements suggesting Poland bore any responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany on its soil.
Undersecretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of Poland Wojciech Kolarski,left, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, walk to place candles at the Monument to the Victims at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, during on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland.
Undersecretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of Poland Wojciech Kolarski,left, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, walk to place candles at the Monument to the Victims at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, during on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland.
Undersecretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of Poland Wojciech Kolarski,left, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, place candles at the Monument to the Victims at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, during on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim.
Undersecretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of Poland Wojciech Kolarski,left, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, place candles at the Monument to the Victims at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, during on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim.
In commemoration, U.S. President Donald Trump also took to Twitter with a Holocaust memorial message, posting a photo of him laying a wreath at Israel's Yad Vashem saying "On Holocaust Remembrance Day we mourn and grieve the murder of 6 million innocent Jewish men, women and children, and the millions of others who perished in the evil Nazi Genocide. We pledge with all of our might and resolve: Never Again!"
In commemoration, U.S. President Donald Trump also took to Twitter with a Holocaust memorial message, posting a photo of him laying a wreath at Israel's Yad Vashem saying "On Holocaust Remembrance Day we mourn and grieve the murder of 6 million innocent Jewish men, women and children, and the millions of others who perished in the evil Nazi Genocide. We pledge with all of our might and resolve: Never Again!"