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70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

The gates of Auschwitz.
The gates of Auschwitz. Image by Tulio Bertorini / CC BY-SA 2.0

Holocaust survivors, world leaders and dignitaries will gather at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland today to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp. About 300 of the camp’s former prisoners will be at the ceremony to remember the six million people who were murdered under Nazi Germany’s “Final Solution” – around 1.1 million of these at Auschwitz-Birkenau – during World War ll. Read more: dw.de