It’s Been 70 Years Since Auschwitz

One of the darkest periods in the history of the world is undoubtedly the holocaust, where millions of Jews were killed in concentration camps while Adolf Hitler presided over Germany.

The systematic extermination of prisoners in the Polish concentration camp took place between 1941 to 1945 where an estimated 1.1 million people were killed, mostly Jews. The prisoners of Auschwitz were liberated on 27 January 1945 and it was later opened as a museum in 1947.

The unforgettable horror however, miraculously produced some survivors and for those of them who are alive today, today is a reminder that it’s been 70 years since the horror they experienced.

A memorial gathering was held today at the death camp site in Poland and some of the oldest survivors of Auschwitz were in attendance; Yuda Widawski, 96, Roman Kent, born in 1923 and Halina Birenbaum, born in 1929, were among the 300 survivors in attendance.

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski made a few remarks at the memorial.

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