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The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was the main site for the extermination of Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. It was liberated on January 27, 1945.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland. From 1940 to 1945, Jews, Sinti and Roma, Poles, homosexuals and political opponents of the Nazis were brought to the camp. At least 1.1 million people died there, some 90% of them Jewish. This is a collection of DW's latest content about Auschwitz.
The German Parliament has marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with a special ceremony including tributes to victims and witness testimony. Remembrance Day marks the day, more than 75 years ago, when Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz extermination camp.
On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by the Soviet Union's Red Army. Since 2005, that day has been commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Speaking with DW, cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch remembered the horrors of the camp.