Remembering Nazi German WWII genocide
PR dla Zagranicy
The International Auschwitz Committee was on Wednesday meeting close to the site of the former Nazi German concentration camp in southern Poland.
The former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp. Photo: pixabay.com
The committee debated how to convey the truth about the crimes of genocide once the last witnesses of the atrocities of World War II pass away.
Former Auschwitz prisoner and deputy chairman of the committee, Marian Turski, said during a debate that it was vital to preserve crematoria and other relics at sites of remembrance, as well as people’s oral testimonies.
In a letter to the participants of the meeting, President Andrzej Duda wrote that Poland would continue to “make a tangible contribution to the preservation of the memory of the crimes committed in Auschwitz and other German extermination camps.”
The meeting was attended by a group of ten former Auschwitz prisoners and delegates from Poland, Israel, the United States, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Belgium.
The International Auschwitz Committee was founded in 1952.