Amsterdam-based staff of Gazprom EP International took part in a memorial event commemorating the International Day of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps and the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Ravensbrück women’s concentration camp.
The center of Amsterdam hosted an event attended by former concentration camp prisoners, representatives of the CVR Foundation (Stichting Comité Vrouwenconcentratiekamp) and the city authorities. Residents and visitors of the Dutch capital laid wreaths at the Ravensbrück monument at the Museumplein. Afterwards, the Amsterdam headquarters of Gazprom EP International traditionally offered lunch for the event participants.
April 11th is the International Day of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps established by the United Nations as a victim remembrance day in commemoration of the international revolt launched by Buchenwald prisoners on 11 April 1945 when they found out that the Soviet troops were approaching. Every year, this day sees memorial events all over the world when former prisoners meet, the perished are remembered, and wreaths are laid at their graves and the Nazi victims’ burial sites.
Ravensbrück is a Third Reich concentration camp located in Northeast Germany, 90 km north of Berlin. It existed from May 1939 to April 1945. At the end of April 1945, the Soviet troops liberated three thousand prisoners.
Gazprom EP International is Gazprom’s upstream operator. Currently, the company operates in two dozen countries across three continents and participates in some 40 projects of varying magnitude.
Gazprom EP International has been participating in the CVR Foundation’s events since 2014.