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73 years ago, the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz

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73 years ago, the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz


The Red Army has liberated the Nazis' biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in south-western Poland on January 27, 1945.

According to reports, over 1 million Jews, and also several thousands of Polish, Roma and Sinti, Soviet prisoners-of-war were imprisoned there in terrible conditions, and later killed in the gas chambers. When the Red Army arrived at the camp they found only a few thousand prisoners remaining. Most of them were too sick to leave.

In 1947, the camp was turned into a museum. This date is marked worldwide as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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