(THEGUARDIAN) — World leaders will gather in Poland on Tuesday to attend the ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The nine-person US delegation, meanwhile, will be headed by treasury secretary Jack Lew – the fifth person in the presidential line of succession.
About 300 Holocaust survivors, most in their 90s, are expected to attend the ceremony, which takes place at the concentration camp in Poland where more than 1.1 million people were killed.
The preliminary list of world leaders set to attend the ceremony includes: France’s president François Hollande, Germany’s president Joachim Gauck and Austria’s president Heinz Fischer. Belgium’s King Philippe, the Netherland’s King Willem-Alexander and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik also plan to attend.
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