Poland to mark 70 years since Auschwitz liberation

About 300 former prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the German Nazi death camp in southern Poland, along with dozens of foreign dignitaries, heads of state and royalty from across the globe are expected to attend ceremonies at the camp Tuesday marking 70 years since its liberation by the Soviet Army.

French President Francois Hollande, German President Joachim Gauck, President Heinz Fischer of Austria and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as well as King Philippe of Belgium, King Willem-Alexander of Holland and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will participate, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be attending the event.

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