WATCH: WJC President Ronald S. Lauder addresses commemoration ceremony for 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

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WATCH: WJC President Ronald S. Lauder addresses commemoration ceremony for 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder delivers keynote remarks at the official commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, held at Birkenau on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2020. CREDIT: Shahar Azran/WJC

On 27 January 2020, Jewish communities, nations around the world, and survivors themselves gathered at the hallowed grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp.

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder delivered a keynote address, in the presence of 200 survivors of the camp, in which he rang the alarm bell on the rise of antisemitism, appealing to world leaders to advance Holocaust education before it’s too late.  

Click here for a print version of WJC President Ronald S. Lauder's full address at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau 

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