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01/24/18
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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018: Volkswagen apprentices commemorate suffering, murder and survival in Auschwitz

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018: Volkswagen apprentices commemorate suffering, murder and survival in Auschwitz
  • German Resistance Memorial Center, Berlin: opening of the exhibition "Auschwitz – a clear trace"
  • Hallenbad Cultural Center, Wolfsburg: literary evening with dramatized premiere reading "Ein Stück Wiese am Wald"
  • Volkswagen plant Wolfsburg: wreath-laying to commemorate the victims of National Socialism
  • German Bundestag: youth encounter and memorial ceremony commemorating 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Over the next few days, the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC) and apprentices from Volkswagen are commemorating the victims of National Socialism at remembrance events. The young people from Wolfsburg and Hanover took part in care and preservation work at the concentration camp memorial site near the Polish town of Oświęcim last year. At events in Berlin, Munich and Wolfsburg , the young women and men are reporting on what they learnt from eyewitnesses about suffering, murder and survival at the former Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The occasion is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on which the world remembers the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army on January 27, 1945 and commemorates the victims of dictatorship and racial hatred.

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