by Genevieve Long for The Epoch Times
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland in a ceremony Wednesday to honor the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi killing center of the Holocaust, was liberated by the Soviet Red Army. More than 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were murdered at the camp.
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is mandated by Congress to lead the nation in Holocaust remembrance.
The anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, was established by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day for the world to honor the victims of the Holocaust.