- Outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising
type: anniversary location: Poland (Warsaw)
Every year on the 1 August Warsaw commemorates the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. The fights against Nazi occupation in Warsaw, organised by the Home Army (Armia Krajowa) started at 5 pm, 1 August 1944 and lasted for 63 days.
- Roma Genocide Remembrance Day
type: anniversary location: - (-)
On 2 August 1944, the "Gypsy camp" at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liquidated. Despite resistance by the Roma, almost 3,000 men, women, and children were loaded on trucks, taken to gas chambers and exterminated. When the camp was liberated in January 1945, only 4 Roma remained alive. The fate of Roma people during the Second World War is still unknown to the general public. The facts about tens of thousands of Roma murdered in the occupied Eastern territories still call for recognition.
- Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945
71 years ago the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki.