In preparation of the 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz liberation the State Museum has removed from the monument in Birkenau the Cross of Grunwald which was posthumously granted to all the camp victims at the monument unveiling in 1967. It was, a now non existing Communist military decoration with a symbol of a regular cross with two swards in the middle. The museum is planing now to install at this part of the monument a quotation from Sondercommando prisoner Zalman Gradowski:
"Come to me you free citizen of the world, where your life is assured by human morality and your existence guaranteed by law and I will tell you how these modern-day criminals and common bandits have crushed the morality of life and annihilated the laws of existence".
Also a new plaque in Luxembourgish was added at the monument in Birkenau.
IN PREPARATION TO THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF KL AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU LIBERATION