The City of Barrie is among the communities taking the time to remember.
A special ceremony is being held at City Hall this evening to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, organized by the Am Shalom Congregation and Barrie Pride.
The event will feature special guest speakers and light refreshments.
75 years ago today over 7,000 prisoners of the German Nazi #Auschwitz camp, including ca. 700 children, were liberated by the soldiers of the Soviet army. 1,689 days of murder, humiliation, suffering, and pain were over. Today we all remember. | #Auschwitz75 #OnThisDay pic.twitter.com/af5m1cs83d— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) January 27, 2020
The ceremony at Barrie City Hall comes as many help mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Over 7,000 people, including hundreds of children, were freed from the German concentration camp, following 1,689 days of “murder, humiliation, suffering, and pain,”
Feature image courtesy The Auschwitz Museum and Memorial via Twitter.