In her speech opening the ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, National Council President Doris Bures stressed the importance of remembering the Holocaust in modern Austria.
“The images captured by the liberators have been branded into our European memory”, said Bures.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated worldwide on 27 January in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
On 27 January 1945, the advancing Red Army entered the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp complex, liberating more than 7,000 remaining prisoners, who were for the most part ill or dying.
Speakers included a number of Holocaust survivors and the Mayor of Vienna.
The Diplomatische Akademie Wien will hold a presentation on Thursday 29 January at .
70 years on from the liberation of Auschwitz, it is more important than ever to remind ourselves of the universal lessons of the Holocaust and to foster a shared culture of remembrance.
In 2015, the International Day of Commemoration will be marked by a number of national and international events.
In 1948, he visited Vienna for the first time since the Nazi era.
From 1957, Ari Rath was a reporter at the Jerusalem Post, in 1975 he became an editor and in 1979 he was appointed as the newspaper’s Editor-In-Chief.