On 27 January 1945, the Allies arrived at the complex of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp and liberated the 7000 prisoners who were still there, most of them ill or dying. Six million Jewish children, women and men were killed in the Holocaust, as well as millions of innocent people, among them hundreds of thousands of Roma and Sinti, persecuted for their ethnicity. The Holocaust is a terrible tragedy in European history and its wound is still aching in our common DNA.
Unfortunately, we cannot change history but history can change us.
President Kersti Kaljulaid on the Holocaust Memorial Day: