MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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67th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

31-01-2012

The 27th of January 2012 was the 67th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. This year, the 70th anniversary of commencement of the mass extermination of Jews in the Birkenau gas chambers was also commemorated. During the ceremony, a unique relic was presented: the only preserved door to a gas chamber, deriving from one of the crematoriums, blown up by SS members at the end of the final evacuation of the camp.

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