“Poles are the guardians of this tragic memory,” said President Bronisław Komorowski in Oświęcim at the ceremony of commemorating the 70th anniversary of liberating Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
As many as 300 survivors and 49 leaders attended the events.
“We are standing in a place where millions of people were murdered in barbarian way. We are standing in a place reminding us of the murderous Nazi ideology which shook the foundations of our world,” the president said.
Several ex-prisoners made their speeches during the events.
The Nazi-run Auschwitz concentration camp where over 1 million people had been killed, was liberated in January 27, 1945 by the Soviet Red Army.