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Dozens of personalities to gather in Krakow to attend event marking 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps

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On Tuesday, the participants will pay tribute to those murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz-Birkenau. They will visit the Auschwitz  Museum as well as the Auschwitz I and Birkenau camps and lay wreaths at the execution wall.

The event will start In Krakow with a symposium discussing ways to combat antisemitism today, especially through education, and  will look at success stories in this field.

KRAKOW—Several dozens personalities will gather next week in Krakow, Poland, to attend a two-day event organised by the European Jewish Association (EJA) marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps organized by the European Jewish Association.

The event, organised by the European Jewish Association (EJA), a pan-European body of Jewish communities, will take place on January 20 and 21 both in Krakow and Auschwitz.

Among the personalities who will attend are the chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, Chief Rabbi Israel Lau, representatives of European governments, including the Minister -President of the Flemish government Jan Jambon, members of the European Parliament, including the first Vice-President Mairead McGuiness, Holocaust survivors, Jewish communities  from all over Europe and media representatives.

On Tuesday, the participants will pay tribute to those murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz-Birkenau. They will visit the Auschwitz  Museum as well as the Auschwitz I and Birkenau camps and lay wreaths at the execution wall.

The event will start In Krakow with a symposium discussing ways to combat the rise of antisemitism in Europe, especially through education, and  will look at success stories in this field.

‘’We believe that the ongoing fight against antisemitism will define the kind of Europe that we all want to live in today. We have invited 100 parliamentarians and education Ministers from across the continent,” said Rabbi Menachem Margolin, head of the European Jewish Association.

He added: ”The meetings that will take place address the need for Holocaust education in Europe as a top priority, and a re-commitment from all those present to our shared fight against hatred towards Jews.  The program includes concrete suggestions for education projects that take in not just Holocaust remembrance, but the role played by Jews throughout history at national and continental level in ethics, values, science, the arts, medicine to name but a few.’’

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