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Auschwitz at the time of the liberation of the camp

View of a section of the barbed-wire fence and barracks at Auschwitz at the time of the liberation of the camp. Auschwitz, Poland, January 1945.

On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz and liberated more than six thousand prisoners, most of whom were ill and dying.


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View of a section of the barbed-wire fence and barracks at Auschwitz at the time of the liberation of the camp. [LCID: 11058]

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