Tatiana Firsova. Concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated by soldiers of the red Army and the Russian Federation this day is of great importance, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
" Auschwitz was liberated by the red Army. I'm sure this day for the Russian Federation is of great importance, " said the Minister, made public on Sunday.
on Wednesday on Polish radio, Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Grzegorz Schetyna said that the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Auschwitz was liberated by the Ukrainians, because this operation was carried out by forces of the First Ukrainian front. According to the Minister, there were Ukrainian soldiers on that January day, and they opened the gates of the camp, and they liberated the camp ".
According to Steinmeier, January 27, for Germany it is a day of shame and disgrace." Germany recognizes its historical responsibility for the Holocaust and the iniquity of the Nazis regarding million people in Poland, in the former Soviet Union and wherever it is, " said the Minister.
the 1st Ukrainian front was formed on the South-Western direction 20 October 1943 by renaming the Voronezh front. His new name was not on the national soldiers and officers, and in the direction of solving strategic problems.
Tuesday, January 27, at the Museum on the site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim held a memorial ceremony. Over the years the German concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau were destroyed about one and a half million people. Auschwitz was the largest and one of the most famous concentration camps, the symbol of the Holocaust.