Auschwitz anniversary: empty tram recalls Warsaw's loss 27.01.2017 12:23 An empty tram marked with the Star of David travelled though Warsaw on Friday as part of tributes marking the 72th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. Photo: Facebook.com/Fundacja ShalomPhoto: Facebook.com/Fundacja Shalom
The vintage vehicle recalls the fate of over 400,000 Jews who were moved by the Germans to a specially created ghetto in Warsaw during World War II. The tram will run until 6:00 pm local time. About 300,000 of the Jews resettled there died during the Second World War, principally in death camps, but also during the liquidation of the ghetto and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. The anniversary of the Red Army's liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (27 January) has also marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day since 2005. Events will be held on Friday at Auschwitz to mark the liberation of the camp. These will include a prayer at the Monument to the Victims on the premises of former Auschwitz II-Birkenau.