International Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed around the world on Tuesday, as Jan. 27 marks the day Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet forces in 1945.
Some 300 survivors of the notorious Nazi death camp — located in modern-day Poland — were joined by official delegations from 40 countries on Tuesday.
A delegation of Greek Jews who survived the Holocaust was also on hand.
The day is also legally observed in Greece, beginning in 2004.
Between 60,000 to 70,000 Greek Jews perished in the Holocaust, more than 80 percent of the country’s Jewish population, according to Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
Photo: Jewish men in Thessaloniki, the capital of the Macedonia province, forced to register with Nazi occupation authorities in the central square, July 1942.