Holocaust Remembrance Day in Vienna: "We Remember"

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On 27 January, the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by the Red Army was celebrated. On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day various commemorative events were held in Vienna, among others by the Vienna Israelite Community at Heldenplatz.

Holocaust Concentration Camp Jewish mass grave West Ukraine / Picture: © Wikipedia / Roman Z

Various organizers, among them the IKG - Vienna Israelite Community - Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien invited to ceremonial commemorations.

On 27 January 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp was liberated by the Red Army.

By then, 1.1 million people had been murdered in Auschwitz by Austrian and German Nazis: more than 1 million…