On 27 January 1945 the Red Army liberated Auschwitz - Nazi Germany’s largest concentration camp.
Upon arrival at the camp, the Soviet army found only a few thousand prisoners who were too weak for the Nazis to force them on a “death march” from Auschwitz.
At least 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz.
About 90% of them were Jewish.
Other who died there included Poles, Romani, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses and homosexuals.
27 January is now observed as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.