Today, from the BBC:
Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Survivors mark camp liberation
27 January 2015
About 300 Auschwitz survivors have gathered at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
The commemoration will be held at the site in southern Poland where 1.1 million people, the vast majority Jews, were killed between 1940 and 1945.
It is expected to be the last major anniversary event that survivors are able to attend in considerable numbers.
Heads of state and representatives from wartime Allies will also be present.
Events include the laying of a wreath, a church service, and the lighting of candles at a memorial in the former death camp of Birkenau, which was part of the Auschwitz complex.
Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by the Red Army of the Soviet Union on 27 January 1945. It opened as a museum in 1947....
The emphasis this year is on the survivors of the atrocities of the Holocaust.
One of those survivors is Angela Orosz, who was born in Auschwitiz. From the CBC:
Angela Orosz, Auschwitz-born Montrealer, returns to Poland for liberation anniversary
One of the youngest Holocaust survivors, Orosz was an infant when Auschwitz was liberated
26 January 2015
Angela Orosz came into this world in one of the most horrific places imaginable.
As thousands of Jews around her were sent to the gas chambers, Orosz's mother hid her pregnancy for months from her Nazi captors.
On Dec. 21, 1944, Orosz was born in Auschwitz.
Within the month, Orosz and everyone else who had managed to cling to life in the desolate camp were liberated.
Seventy years later, Orosz — now a Montrealer — is returning to her birthplace to honour those who perished there, in an act of defiance against those who tried to erase her future.
A portrait shows Angela Orosz as a child. Her mother was sent to a Nazi concentration camp when she was two months pregnant, but managed to hide her pregnancy. (Submitted by Angela Orosz)
"My daughter said, 'We have to go there, and we have to show it that we are alive, we have [a] big family, and we have to show Hitler didn't achieve what he wanted.'"...
Film director Stephen Spielberg is in Poland and gave a short speech: