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Former Auschwitz Prisoners Mark Liberation

Prisoners of Auschwitz at liberation, January 1945 (Photo: wikicommons/Russian Government)

On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated. Over a million died at the hands of the Nazis at Auschwitz. But today, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed, many of those who survived 71 years ago gathered at Auschwitz for a ceremony:

Former Auschwitz prisoners marked the 71st anniversary of their liberation during a ceremony at the Nazi death camp on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Holocaust survivors gathered Wednesday at the camp, now a memorial and museum, in southern Poland, many carrying flowers.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation by the Soviet army.

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