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71th Anniversary Of The Liberation of Auschwitz [18+]

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  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (1)
  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (2)
  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (3)
  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (4)
  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (5)
  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (6)
  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (7)
  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (8)
  • World War II Auschwitz german concentration camp (9)
  • Auschwitz concentration camp (1)
  • Auschwitz concentration camp (2)
  • Auschwitz concentration camp (3)
  • Auschwitz concentration camp (4)
  • Auschwitz concentration camp (5)
  • Auschwitz concentration camp (6)
  • Auschwitz concentration camp (7)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (1)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (2)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (3)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (4)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (5)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (6)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (7)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (8)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (9)
  • Liberation of Auschwitz (10)

Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp established by the Germans during World War II. More than a million prisoners – the vast majority of them Jews – died there between 1940, when it was built, and January 27, 1945, when it was liberated by the Soviet army. Seventy-one years ago, the Red Army soldiers entered the death camp and freed about seven thousand survivors. Almost all of the survivors were very sick and exhausted. Many were on the verge of life and death. I suggest you look at these archival photographs of the liberation of Auschwitz. They remind us how cruel World War II was.

Also check: Forbidden Photographs of the Warsaw Ghetto

Jewish women deemed unfit for work on the way to the gas chambers, May 1944.

Jewish women deemed unfit for work on the way to the gas chambers, May 1944

Auschwitz concentration camp (2)

Auschwitz concentration camp (3)

A Military Physician Of The Red Army Examines A Surviving Deportee.

A Military Physician Of The Red Army Examines A Surviving Deportee

Auschwitz Mugshot, Mugshot of prisoner 60287– Russian boy, 1942.

These sets of three photos were produced until 1942 to identify prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Early in 1943 the method of tattooing was adopted. Poland.

Auschwitz Mugshot, Mugshot of prisoner 60287– Russian boy, 1942.

Irma Grese (1923-1945), called the dog of Auschwitz.

She supervised Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and was the assistant of Josef Mengele.

Irma Grese (1923-1945), called the dog of Auschwitz.

The liberation of Auschwitz. Child survivors of Auschwitz show their tattooed arms, Poland, February 1945.

Photo taken by a Russian photographer during the making of a film about the liberation of the camp. Children were dressed up by the Russians with clothing from adult prisoners.

Child survivors of Auschwitz show their tattooed arms, Poland, February 1945.

Incinerator in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Ca. 1943.

Incinerator in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

Interior view of an empty barrack at the concentration camp in Auschwitz, after it had been liberated.

Interior view of an empty barrack at the concentration camp in Auschwitz, after it had been liberated

The sign above the camp entrance, meaning ‘Work brings freedom’ still stands today.

The sign above the camp entrance, meaning ‘Work brings freedom’ still stands today

Survivors of Auschwitz stand behind a barbed wire fence. Some of the children are seen wearing adult clothing they were dressed in by Soviet soldiers.

Survivors of Auschwitz stand behind a barbed wire fence. Some of the children are seen wearing adult clothing they were dressed in by Soviet soldiers.

Uniquely at Auschwitz, prisoners were tattooed with their prisoner number.

On the chest for Soviet prisoners of war and on the left arm for civilians.

Uniquely at Auschwitz, prisoners were tattooed with their prisoner number, on the chest for Soviet prisoners of war and on the left arm for civilians.

Children deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Children deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

Women in the barracks at Auschwitz.

Women in the barracks at Auschwitz

Sorting personal belongings next to the “Canada” barracks, 1944.

Sorting personal belongings next to the "Canada" barracks

Forced Labour.

Liberation of Auschwitz (9)

Selection at extermination camp Auschwitz, on the left German soldier with rows of men with Yellow Stars on their coats, in the front woman with Yellow Star. About 1944.

Selection at extermination camp Auschwitz, on the left German soldier with rows of men with Yellow Stars on their coats, in the front woman with Yellow Star. About 1944.

Prosthetic limbs taken from executed prisoners are seen in a pile at the camp.

Prosthetic limbs taken from executed prisoners are seen in a pile at the camp.

Auschwitz Mugshot, Mugshot of prisoner 57846, a Frenchman. 1942.

Auschwitz Mugshot, Mugshot of prisoner 57846 – a Frenchman. 1942

The arrival of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in German-occupied Poland, June 1944.

Between May 2nd and July 9th, more than 430,000 Hungarian Jews were deported to Auschwitz.

The arrival of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in German-occupied Poland, June 1944.

Personal belongings of people transported to Auschwitz.

Personal belongings of people transported to Auschwitz

Survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp

Hair of murdered Jews. Seven tons of hair were found after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in the depots.

Hair of murdered Jews. Seven tons of hair were found after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in the depots.

Children in Auschwitz who were victims of experiments by Joseph Mengele beginning of the 1940ies.

Children in Auschwitz who were victims of experiments by Joseph Mengele beginning of the 1940ies

Auschwitz Mugshot, Mugshot of prisoner 22375, a homosexual man. 1942.

Auschwitz Mugshot, Mugshot of prisoner 22375, a homosexual man. 1942.

The arrival of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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The arrival of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in German-occupied Poland, June 1944.

Between May 2nd and July 9th, more than 430,000 Hungarian Jews were deported to Auschwitz. They are wearing a star emblem to identify them as Jewish.

The arrival of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in German-occupied Poland, June 1944.

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