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Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and Chairman of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation (ABMF), led a delegation of 200 survivors to the site of the former German Nazi death camp on 27 January 2020 to mark 75 years since its liberation, and delivered a keynote address ringing the alarm bell on the rise of antisemitism, and appealing to world leaders to advance Holocaust education.
The WJC organized a number of events in Poland to mark the 75th anniversary commemoration, including a guided delegation tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau and a memorial service at Crematoria IV, Birkenau, with remarks delivered by WJC General Counsel and Associate Executive Vice President Menachem Z. Rosensaft and the El Maleh Rachamim prayer for the departed chanted by Reuven Rennert of the WJC JD Corps. The WJC also held four notable panel discussions over the course of the event.
30 members from 20 countries of the WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps attended the WJC events for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps member Gila Baumoehl addressed a reception for Holocaust survivors about the responsibility to continue Holocaust memory and fight hate.
Marking 75 Years Since The Liberation of Auschwitz | WJC Panel Discussions