On 27th January 2022, a delegation from the Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents participated in commemorations marking the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the city and Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
Museum Director Dorota Mleczko and staff member Aleksandra Bibrzycka first laid bouquets of flowers at the former school in Brzeszcze Budy, where female prisoners from the Auschwitz Women’s Penal Company were held. They then commemorated the victims of the German concentration camp murders by placing flowers at the Death Wall within KL Auschwitz. At noon, a delegation from the museum, together with representatives of local authorities, institutions, and civil society organizations, took part in the municipal commemoration of the anniversary of the liberation of the city and the camp at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the centre of Oświęcim.
Since 2005, 27th January has been designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day, proclaimed such by the United Nations General Assembly.
We encourage you to view the multimedia material prepared by the Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents. The final hours of the German occupation and the entry of the Red Army on 27th January 1945 are told by inhabitants from Chełmek, Kęty, Brzeszcze, Głębowice, Grodzisk, Poręba Wielka, Przeciszów, Osiek, Dwory, Stare Stawów, Oświęcim, and Polanka Wielka.