Today in History: Auschwitz liberation

Today in History: Auschwitz liberation

Seventy years ago today, on 27 January 1945, Soviet soldiers ended the largest mass murder in a single location in human history. They entered Arbeit Macht Frei (meaning, 'Work makes you free') and rescued about 7,000 starving prisoners of war (POW). Here is their story: Auschwitz: a short history of the Nazi concentration camp

Auschwitz concentration camp ( listen to the pronouciation) was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germanyduring World War II. It consisted of Auschwitz I (the original camp), Auschwitz II–Birkenau (a combination concentration/extermination camp),Auschwitz III–Monowitz (a labor camp to staff an IG Farben factory), and 45 satellite camps. Read more here on Wikipedia: Auschwitz concentration camp

To see what it was like inside Arbeit Macht Frei, watch the video below.

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