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Together with Survivors – January 27th all over the world!

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19-11-2019

Each and every Auschwitz survivor will be welcome during commemorative events of the 75th anniversary of liberation of the camp on January 27, 2020. However, we are aware of the fact that, due to various reasons, not everyone will be able to be present at the Memorial. This is why the events commemorating the anniversary will be broadcasted live online and available free of charge to everyone. It will also be possible to follow the entire ceremony – apart from TV channels – on YouTube and Museum profiles on social media.

 

Very positive signals concerning the organization of common viewing of the anniversary have already reached us from some institutions and organizations. Such events may be of great importance for former prisoners of Auschwitz and other camps as well as Holocaust Survivors residing nearby. The New York Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is in the course of preparing the event of this kind. Currently this institution hosts the exhibition “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away”.

"Our museum is deeply honored to partner with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation on the 75th commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz by serving as the venue for Holocaust survivors and their families in the New York area to gather together to view this historic event via livestream," said Jack Kliger, Museum President & CEO.

"In a world of rising intolerance, antisemitism, and Holocaust denial, it is crucial for the world to come together to remember and to educate younger generations," said Kliger.

“It is an extremely precious initiative, in particular in the context of our ongoing cooperation connected with the exhibition about Auschwitz presented by the New York Museum”, said Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński, Director of the Auschwitz Memorial Site and Museum.

“We are getting similar requests from other places as well. So, I would like to encourage everybody to organize such events on January 27, but even more to make sure that survivors residing in the neighbourhood are invited to them, as they are often unable – for example due to their health condition – to come to the Auschwitz Memorial. Prepare special invitations for them, do everything that is possible to help them come to your institution and back home safe, in order for them to follow commemorative events together with their local community, surrounded by their near and dear ones and friends”, Piotr Cywiński called.

Each institution or organization which is going to prepare an event of this kind can contact us by e-mail at and provide their name, location and contact details. We will publish this information on the 75.auschwitz.org website in order to help survivors find and reach the nearest place where the broadcast will be organized.