Polish President Andrzej Duda visits Auschwitz with Holocaust survivors

The group laid a wreath in front of the wall to display solidarity with the more than one million prisoners murdered at the Nazi "death factory."

Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Zofia Optulowicz, daughter of Polish cavalry captain and World War II resistance leader Witold Pilecki, arrive to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the "death wall" at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, January 27, 2020. (photo credit: REUTERS/ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL)
Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Zofia Optulowicz, daughter of Polish cavalry captain and World War II resistance leader Witold Pilecki, arrive to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the "death wall" at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, January 27, 2020.
(photo credit: REUTERS/ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL)
Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday. The president toured the site alongside former prisoners, and children of Holocaust survivors, such as Zofia Pilecka the daughter of Witold Pilecki, an Auschwitz prisoner who wrote books about the crimes committed in the camp.
Additionally, the president and his extensive tour walked hand-in-hand, making their way to the courtyard of prison block 11 for a moment of reflection and prayer commemorating the prisoners who served time on the infamous block where the Wall of Executions was located.
To mark their presence, the group laid a wreath in front of the wall to display solidarity with the more than one million prisoners murdered at the Nazi "death factory."