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German network of concentration and extermination camps in occupied Poland during World War II

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Auschwitz concentration camp: German network of concentration and extermination camps in occupied Poland during World War II
The Auschwitz concentration camp was a complex of over 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust. It consisted of Auschwitz I, the main camp (Stammlager) in Oświęcim; Auschwitz II-Birkenau, a concentration and extermination camp built with several gas chambers; Auschwitz III-Monowitz, a labor camp created to staff a factory for the chemical conglomerate IG Farben; and dozens of subcamps. The camps became a major site of the Nazis' Final Solution to the Jewish Question.

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Auschwitz: The final witness

“In seeing the mass of people coming in and out day after day, butchered and gassed, and we did the work, how can you have peace of mind?”
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Daniela Szelc says she is still haunted by the screams of people and barking of dogs carrying through the night from the nearby Nazi death camp Auschwitz three-quarters of a century ago.
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Auschwitz survivor returns to death camp for final time

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Poland, Israel condemn resurgent anti-Semitism at Auschwitz commemoration

The presidents of Israel and Poland called on Monday for greater efforts to combat anti-Semitism as the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid concerns over a..
Reuters - Published

German Auschwitz prosecutor recalls powerful tales from Holocaust survivors

Of the hundreds of testimonies he heard from survivors of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, retired German prosecutor Gerhard Wiese says the one that touched him most was of a Jewish father who had..
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Seventy-five years on, Australian Holocaust survivors say they can't 'forgive and forget'

Hundreds of Holocaust survivors and their families gathered in Sydney to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
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Fears of a new breed of hate as Sydney survivors mark 75 years since Auschwitz

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With anti-Semitism on the rise, Auschwitz liberation commemorated

World leaders join aging Holocaust survivors in Poland on Monday to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of..
Reuters - Published

Sorrow and triumph, an Auschwitz survivor's journey back to a former hell

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Rabbis call for removal of church at Auschwitz

Four U.S. rabbis led by New York's Avi Weiss gathered on Sunday in front of a church next to the Nazi German death camp at Birkenau in Poland arguing for its removal from a site where more than a..
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Pope asks Catholics to say 'Never Again' to the Holocaust

Pope Francis on Sunday asked the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to stop for a moment of prayer and reflection on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and say "Never..
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Holocaust survivors now few, but their message is more vital than ever

It has been 75 years since the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz was liberated and as Holocaust survivors say, its lessons are still as relevant as ever.
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Lest we forget? 75 years after Auschwitz, too many do

Many young people have no knowledge of a genocide conducted in the heart of enlightened Europe. The consequences will be felt for years.
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World leaders at Jerusalem conference condemn rising anti-Semitism

World leaders voiced alarm at resurgent anti-Semitism on Thursday as they gathered at Israel's national Holocaust Memorial to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp..
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World leaders gather in Jerusalem for Auschwitz liberation anniversary

Dozens of world leaders gathered in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States.
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A strip of skin tattooed with the Auschwitz death camp number 99288 sits in a silver frame on a shelf in Avraham Harshalom's living room. It is his prisoner number, etched on to his forearm in 1943.
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'Only eyes': Auschwitz liberator recalls death camp inmates 75 years on

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Britain's Prince Charles to mark Auschwitz liberation in Jerusalem

Prince Charles will commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz 75 years ago when he visits Jerusalem later this month, his office said on Monday.
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Britain's Prince Charles to visit Israel and Palestinian Territories

Britain's Prince Charles will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz becoming the most senior British royal to visit Israel and the Palestinian Territories later this month.
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Merkel expresses 'shame' during Auschwitz visit, vows to fight anti-Semitism

Angela Merkel expressed "deep shame" on Friday during her first visit as chancellor to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust memorial and vowed to fight rising racism and anti-Semitism in Germany and..
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Merkel pays first visit as chancellor to Auschwitz death camp

Angela Merkel made her first visit on Friday to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial after 14 years as German chancellor, bringing a 60 million euro donation to help conserve the site where the Nazis ran..
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Merkel to give Auschwitz 60 million euros from Germany during first visit

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Holocaust survivor who embraced Australian beach life

She lived through Auschwitz and had a passionate and lifelong love affair with Bondi Beach.
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France's eldest Auschwitz survivor dies, aged 101

Henriette Cohen, France's oldest survivor of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz concentration camp, has died. She was 101.
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