Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz: Today a memorial hour in the state parliament | – Nachrichten – Lower Saxony

Status: 27.01.2021 02:00 a.m.

On the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Lower Saxony state parliament is commemorating the victims of National Socialism. will broadcast the event live from 10 a.m.

After introductory words by the President of the Landtag, Gabriele Andretta (SPD), the head of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation, Elke Gryglewski, will give a speech. The musical pieces “Evening Fantasy” by Viktor Ullmann and “Tranquility of the Area” by Erwin Schulhoff are also to be performed in the visitors’ gallery. Ullmann was murdered in Auschwitz in October 1944, Schulhoff died in 1942 after deportation in a camp in Weißenburg in Bavaria.

Livestream here 27.01.2021 10:00 a.m

Live: Lower Saxony’s state parliament commemorates the Nazi victims

Corona measures prevent larger events

Due to the current corona restrictions, no guests will take part in the memorial hour. A large event was originally planned in the Marktkirche in Hanover, but it had to be canceled due to the extended lockdown. The memorial hour is part of the plenary session on Wednesday.


The 95-year-old concentration camp survivor Albrecht Weinberg is celebrating his birthday and commemorating the crimes of the Nazi dictatorship.

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Albrecht Weinberg survived three concentration camps and three death marches. The 95-year-old is now at the center of an exhibition in the former Jewish school in Leer. (03/09/2020) 4 min

Holocaust Remembrance Day since 1996

On January 27, 1945, the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland, was liberated. Holocaust Remembrance Day has been celebrated on this date since 1996. A memorial hour is also planned in the Bundestag on Wednesday. The former chairwoman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, and the journalist Marina Weisband speak there.

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Editor’s note: In an earlier version of the text it was stated that the scheduled session of the state parliament would take place after the memorial event. In fact, the event is already part of the plenary session. Please excuse the mistake.

Further information

View of snow-covered tracks in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.  © picture-alliance / dpa Photo: Guenter Schindler

An exhibition shows portraits of former concentration camp prisoners and their descendants. There was a concert on Sunday. more

Shortly after Auschwitz was liberated, a Soviet military doctor examined a prisoner from Vienna who was emaciated to the bone.  © dpa - picture archive

Russian soldiers liberate Auschwitz on January 27, 1945. The Nazis murdered at least 1.1 million people there. (27.01.2020) more

Memorial stone to the victims of the Holocaust in the Jewish cemetery in Rostock.  © picture-alliance / dpa / dpaweb Photo: Bernd Wüstneck

More than six million Jews were murdered during the Nazi era. A memorial day commemorates this every year on January 27th. more

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