auschwitz-Birkenau foundation committee

75th ANNIVERSARY

January 27, 2020

 

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau with a special event at the Site on January 27, 2020.

The Anniversary Ceremony, which will be attended by survivors, their families, heads of states and world leaders, will be the central event of the 2020 International Holocaust Remembrance Day observance across the globe.


The Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Foundation will be actively involved in the preparations for the anniversary and in organizing the funding for some of the key components --  participation of survivors and facilitation of their travel to the ceremony as well as the production of four short films that will be shown during the ceremony.

The survivors' delegation for the 75th Anniversary will be organized by a partnership between the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Foundation and the World Jewish Congress. Donors to the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Foundation will be also invited and encouraged to be part of this meaningful delegation under the leadership of Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress and Chairman of the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Foundation

If you are interested in supporting the events surrounding the anniversary or helping facilitate survivors' travel please contact: Lisa Steinberg at lsteinberg@preserveauschwitz.org or 212-220-9881.

or donate now.

To learn more about the anniversary event visit The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum's website.

In 2015, the 70th anniversary commemoration ceremony was attended by almost 300 Auschwitz Survivors, more than 50 international government delegations, and leaders of international, social and religious organizations.  This meaningful event was broadcasted live in its entirety by more than 250 television stations from around the world. Data compilation indicates that more than half a billion people viewed the direct transmission, and press accounts of the observances reached 1,752,000,000 readers.

Please see this short video from the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and consider becoming a part of worldwide observances on  January 27, 2020.