Monaco Takes Part in a Ceremony to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp
On 27 January 2020, a delegation led by Mr. Laurent Anselmi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, represented the Principality of Monaco at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp.
Under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda, more than 50 Heads of State, Government and representatives of international organisations from all over the world took part in the ceremony, in a large tent that had been erected on the forecourt of the "gate of death," the entry point to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi camp.
In a solemn, reflective atmosphere, the delegations listened with emotion to the poignant accounts of some of the 200 prisoners who are still living and were able to make the journey.
The Heads of Delegation then went to the foot of the international monument erected in memory of the 1.5 million men, women and children who were exterminated in the camp between 1940 and 1945, to place a candle there.