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Group of children / Auschwitz / 1945
Auschwitz (near Oswiecim / Poland), after the liberation by Soviet troops on 27.1.1945.
Group of surviving children.
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The liberation of Auschwitz
On 27 January 1945, Soviet troops entered the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, liberating the 7,500 inmates who had not been evacuated to Bergen-Belsen by the Nazis. At first, the horrors the Soviets discovered in the camp went largely unnoticed among the overwhelming amount of other news being reported as the Second World War reached its conclusion. Through the experiences of Auschwitz survivors including Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel, however, the name Auschwitz has become a significant symbol of the Holocaust and the site itself remains a
to those who died at the hands of the Nazis.