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    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
    • Rescued From Hell: 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation by Soviet Army
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    Prisoners at the Auschwitz extermination camp shortly before the arrival of Soviet troops.

    The Auschwitz concentration camp was one of the most horrific places of the 20th century, as countless people were subjected to extremely inhumane conditions and murdered by Nazi Germany there.

    The notorious World War II death camp was liberated by the Red Army on 27 January 1945 - which was later designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. When Soviet troops entered the camp, they found only 7,500 prisoners alive - while the number of those exterminated there is estimated at over one million.

    Horrifying photos from the camp became one of the most shocking revelations of Nazi crimes in Europe and have become a constant reminder of the atrocities of war.

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