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Presence of Survivors

Over 200 former Auschwitz prisoners and Holocaust survivors from many countries of the world will be present at the Auschwitz Memorial during the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. They will be the most important guests, it is for them that a special meeting with the media has been prepared, and it is they who will deliver the main speeches during the commemoration event.

All the survivors will sit in the first rows inside the tent that will be built over the historical gate of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. Their words will be heard by official delegations from more than 50 countries of the world, as well as representatives of international institutions, social organizations, clergy, employees of museums and memorial sites devoted to this subject. Through the media, the event will be streamed live for the whole world.

In addition to a large group of former prisoners coming from Poland, the anniversary commemoration event will also be attended by survivors from all over the world. A 120-person delegation of former Auschwitz prisoners and Holocaust survivors from the United States, Canada, Israel, Australia, and several European countries will attend the anniversary. A group of former prisoners from the former USSR will also be present.

For our most important guests, the entire anniversary will be simultaneously translated into Polish, English, Hebrew and Russian.

All former prisoners who will be present at the commemoration event are kindly requested:

- to have their identity card or passport with them;
- to always have a visible badge on them;
- to have the telephone number of a trusted person with them;
- to remember that the temperature in the main tent is kept at min. 18C / 64F
- to have the most important health information with them when medical assistance is needed
- that they do not hesitate to ask for help from the volunteers and representatives of the organisers present on site;