The ceremony of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, Israel, 23 January 2020.
The event marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz under the title ‘Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism’ is held to preserve the memory of the Holocaust atrocities by Nazi Germany during World War II.
World leaders are in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
More than a million people, mostly Jews, were murdered there by the Nazis during World War Two.
The event at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial will include speeches by the Russian and French presidents, as well as by the Prince of Wales.
But it has been overshadowed by the absence of the Polish president.
Andrzej Duda is staying away in protest at not being invited to speak unlike his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who he has accused of distorting the history of the Holocaust and the war to attack Poland.
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