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(KRQE) – January 27 is National Holocaust Remembrance Day and is meant to commemorate the Holocaust that took place during World War II. Today marks 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in then occupied Poland.

A barbed wire fence encloses the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, eastern Germany, on January 27, 2020. – A ceremony took place at the site to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in then occupied Poland. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP) (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER/AFP via Getty Images)
People lay flowers on a commemorative plaque during a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, eastern Germany, on January 27, 2020. – A ceremony took place at the site to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in then occupied Poland. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP) (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER/AFP via Getty Images)
A man touches a commemorative plaque on which lay roses during a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, eastern Germany, on January 27, 2020. – A ceremony took place at the site to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in then occupied Poland. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP) (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER/AFP via Getty Images)
Stones are placed on steles that are part of the memorial dedicated to the murdered Sinti and Roma at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, eastern Germany, on January 27, 2020. – A ceremony took place at the site to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in then occupied Poland. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP) (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER/AFP via Getty Images)
A picture taken on January 27, 2020 shows an inside view of a cell at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, eastern Germany. – A ceremony took place at the site to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in then occupied Poland. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP) (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER/AFP via Getty Images)
A picture taken on January 27, 2020 shows visitors in a corridor with cells at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, eastern Germany. – A ceremony took place at the site to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in then occupied Poland. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP) (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER/AFP via Getty Images)
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, left, and the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Piotr Cywinski attend commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan pledged 300,000 pounds ($390,000) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, arguing that the institution plays a vital role in educating Londoners visiting the site on the horrors of the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda walks along with survivors through the gates of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp to attend the 75th anniversary of its liberation in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier lays a wreath at the Death Wall at the Auschwitz I Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Heads of State and survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Heads of State listen to Auschwitz survivor Marian Turski, at the lectern, deliver a speech during a ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Heads of State and survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender pause for a moment after laying a candle by the International Monument at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Heads of State and survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender, front row left, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, center, and holocaust survivor Marian Turski, second right, attend commemorations at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Holocaust survivor Marian Turski, center, walks to meet dignitaries, rear left, during commemorations at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Auschwitz survivor Else Baker, sitting by the lectern at right, listens to an assistant read her speech during a ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Heads of State and survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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