History of the Liberation of Auschwitz: January 27, 1945

Auschwitz Gate

January 27, 1945, was the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, one of the most notorious camps of World War II, by the Soviet Red Army. This date is now known by the United Nations and the European Union as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In America, Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on April 8.

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