Poland IN presents: Memories of Auschwitz survivors

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration camp the former prisoners who are still alive are the most important.

Held in inhumane conditions and deprived of their identity, the Auschwitz prisoners were referred to as numbers, due to tattoos forcibly given by their Nazi oppressors. The most up-to-date research results show that at least 1.3 million people came through the camp when it was operational, while the death toll amounted to about 1.1 million.

Now, when only a handful of the former prisoners remain, the organisers of the ceremony expect about 200 Holocaust survivors from all over the world to appear on January 27, which also marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.