Holocaust Memorial Day: Remembering the horror of Auschwitz
by Keely Lockhart, Telegraph:
The world is marking Holocaust Memorial Day today, remembering the millions of people who were killed in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.
More than one million people were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau, a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland, during World War Two. The majority were Jews and the former extermination camp is the world’s biggest Jewish cemetery.
The site was also the death place for many people who did not fit into the Nazis’ view of their world. Poles, lesbians, homosexuals and the disabled were amongst those also killed here.
Many of the concentration camps set up by the Nazis in World War Two were razed to the ground, but Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated before it was completely destroyed. Now it’s a museum.
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