On the occasion of the approaching 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp, the "Forbidden Art" exhibition was launched in the UN Headquarters in New York. Before its opening a special debate devoted to the issue of counteracting genocides was held.
The XVIII Day of Judaism in the Roman Catholic Church began with a prayer in the former Birkenau camp
Prayer by Christians and Jews at the monument in Birkenau commemorating victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, inaugurated the formal celebration of the XVIII Day of Judaism at the Roman Catholic Church which is being held this year at the premises of Bielsko-Żywiec diocese.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation announced that it has raised €108 of its €120 million euros (US $140m of approximately US $156m) campaign goal with help from six leading philanthropists and their families. They will be recognized at the 70th anniversary ceremonies of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp on January 27.