Historical Anniversaries and Remembrance Days

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  • National Remembrance Day for the Victims of the Nazi German Concentration and Death Camps (Poland)
    type: anniversary    location: Poland

    On June 14th, 1940, the first transport arrived to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The 728 prisoners were mainly young people, members of underground organizations, September Campaign soldiers, who tried to get to Hungary, to the emerging Polish Army. On the 66th anniversary of arrival of the first transport to Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Sejm of the Republic of Poland established June 14th as the day of commemoration of about 1,5 milion Poles, who died in Nazi concentration camps in Poland.

  • Demonstration at the Freedom Monument in Riga
    type: anniversary

    The Latvian human rights group "Helsinki-86" organises a demonstration at the Freedom Monument in Riga on 14 June 1987. This date is considered a turning point in the Latvian pursuit of independence.

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Friday
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Saturday
  • Imre Nagy's death and reburial anniversary
    type: anniversary    location: Hungary (-)

    On 16 June 1958, Imre Nagy, Hungarian statesman and prime minister of the 1956 revolutionary government, was executed by the Soviets. Exactly 31 years later, he was posthumously rehabilitated by Hungary’s Supreme Court, and on 16 June 1989, reburied with full honours.

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Sunday
  • Uprising of 1953 in East Germany
    type: anniversary    location: Germany (Berlin)

    The uprising of 1953 was initiated by East Berlin construction workers after they found out their pay would be cut if they didn't meet their quota. The protests turned into a widespread uprising, and lasted two days. It was violently suppressed by Soviet troops and Volkspolizei. However, even after Soviet intervention the demonstrations around the country were still ongoing. Until reunification June 17 was the national holiday of West Germany.

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