translated from Spanish: 74 years of the liberation of Auschwitz, where the nazi horror reached its peak

that cold January 27, 1945, a Soviet troop commanded by Anatoly Shapiro opened the doors of the largest nazi concentration camp and declared «liberated from the domain to the» Eman»7,600 prisoners who were alive. It was Auschwitz, the complex of extermination largest machinery devised by Adolf Hitler and a wrenching symbol of the cruelty of his army. It is estimated that more than one million one hundred thousand people were killed there, among them, more than 900,000 Jews, 74,000 Poles, 21,000 Romanian Gypsies, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and other 15,000 from different nationalities.

On January 25, 1945, the Red Army liberated the prisoners of Nazi troops in 2005, the United Nations National Assembly decreed that every January 27 is the international day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. 

Pictures of that historic day this Sunday, 74 years after the fact, the official commemorative ceremony took place in the same Auschwitz, in Poland, where Holocaust survivors shared their experiences and visions. The second part of the event took place at the monument located just beside the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau (one of the complexes within the field) where survivors and guests lit candles in memory of the victims and prayed.

Candles and prayers at the monument located next to the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau East Monday 28 President Mauricio Macri will lead a memorial ceremony at the San Martin Palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worship.

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