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Minister Kofod at the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

25.09.2020  14:43

On January 27th 1945, the approximately 7500 prisoners of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp were liberated. The day has since been established as the International Holocaust Remembrance day.

During the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on the 27th of January 2020, Denmark was represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod who was joined by - among others - two Danish Holocaust survivors - Birgit Fishermann and Ib Katznelson who were the true Guests of Honor.

The ceremony took place in front of the infamous “Death gate” marking the entrance to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Around 200 holocaust survivors were present and more than 30 Heads of States and Governments were among the participants. After a welcome speech by the Polish President, the survivors and their testimonies took centre stage at the commemoration.

Apart from the embassy staff, and representatives from MFA, the delegation comprised of two Danish delegates to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) and a representative from the Jewish Community in Denmark.