FIR is shocked by desecration of the memorial Auschwitz

6. Oktober 2021

With dismay and anger the International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR) – Association of Anti-Fascists had to learn that on Tuesday the memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau, the symbol of the industrial mass extermination of Jewish people, Sinti and Roma and others by German fascism, was desecrated with anti-Semitic slogans.

If someone thinks that with such graffiti he can erase the truth about the mass crimes or the significance of the merit of the Red Army, which liberated the camp on January 27, 1945, then this person is mistaken. The world will always remember these historical events connected with Auschwitz. And all anti-fascists will stand up for the fact that despite such desecrations there will be a dignified commemoration in the future as well. At the moment of such attacks we feel especially connected with the Auschwitz Memorial and the International Auschwitz Committee.

An effective reaction against such attacks remains the anti-fascist remembrance work. Thus the FIR plans together with the Belgian Auschwitz Foundation and the War Heritage Institute under the slogan „Train of the Thousand“ for the coming year again an international youth meeting in the memorial Auschwitz.