This Day in History: Auschwitz was liberated

Lila Ulmer, Fall Author

On January 27th, 1945, Auschwitz was liberated. Soviet soldiers went to Auschwitz, Poland, and freed the survivors of concentration camps. They tortured the prisoners, and killed them in various ways. There were “bathhouses”, in which prisoners were gassed. The Germans knew the Soviets would arrive soon, and therefore went on a  murder spree. There are still a handful of Auschwitz survivors alive, and they urge people to remember the horrors of World War 2.