nternational Day of Liberation of Prisoners from Nazi Concentration Camps

11 april 2024 year

Every April 11th, at the initiative of the UN, the world observes a significant date - International Day of Liberation of Prisoners from Nazi Concentration Camps, to honor the memory of the millions of people who fell victim to the Nazi regime during World War II.

There were approximately 14,000 concentration camps in Germany and around 817 Nazi concentration camps for the forced detention of civilians and prisoners of war in other countries, three of which were located in Kyiv.

This day serves as a reminder of the horrific crimes against humanity, the importance of unity in the fight for the dignity and freedom of every individual, regardless of their race, religion, or nationality.

During World War II, 18 million people were imprisoned in concentration camps, of whom over 11 million were killed.

Despite all this, Ukrainians are once again forced to experience the horrors of war. With the onset of brutal Russian aggression, hundreds of our military personnel are in Russian captivity in appalling conditions. They return exhausted and sick, but unbroken.

We hope that all Ukrainian prisoners currently held in Russian camps will return to their families! We remember the terrible pages of history in order to overcome the enemy that threatens not only Ukraine but the entire civilized world, its security, and stability.

Text: Margaryta Moroz
Photo: Tim Rodemacher
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