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    Nazi Death Camp Survivors Mark 79th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation on Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Nazi Death Camp Survivors Mark 79th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation on Holocaust Remembrance Day

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — A group of survivors of Nazi death camps marked the 79th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II in a modest ceremony Saturday in southern Poland.

    About 20 survivors from various camps set up by Nazi Germany around laid wreaths and flowers and lit candles at the Death Wall in Auschwitz, where the Nazis executed thousands of inmates, mostly Polish resistance members and others.

    Later the group, along with state officials and other participants, gathered for a ceremony by a brick women's barrack at Birkenau that has recently undergone conservation. Next, they prayed and lit candles at the monument in Birkenau, near the crematoria ruins. They were memorializing around 1.1 million camp victims, mostly Jews. The memorial site and museum are located near the of Oswiecim.

    Observances were also held in many other countries Saturday. Nearly 6 million European Jews were killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust — the mass murder of Jews and other groups before and during World War II.

    Soviet Red troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945.

    Marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the survivors were accompanied by Polish Senate Speaker Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, Culture Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz and Israeli Ambassador to Poland Yacov Livne.

    Halina Birenbaum, a 94-year-old survivor, was moved to speak beside barrack 27, where she spent…

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