70 Years Post Liberation: Auschwitz Liberation Livestream, Footage, Stats

Written by Gina Smith

Jan. 27, 2015 marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest Nazi death camp. One million innocent souls died there. The internet remembers.

aNewDomain — January 27, 2015 marks 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi’s Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, where more than a million souls were murdered from 1940 to 1945.

Created in a Polish suburb of Oswiecim after Germany’s Third Reich annexed the country, the Auschwitz camp — Konzentrationslager Auschwitz — was by 1942 the largest of the Nazi death camps. Below the fold find a collection of footage shot at its liberation. which was 70 years ago today on January 27, 1945. Watch with care.

For more on the history of Auschwitz, its victims and the crimes perpetrated against them, head to the Auschwitz.org site.

Here is Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum’s video livestream commemorating the victims and survivors.

The infographic below displays the scale of some of the horrors.

For aNewDomain, I’m Gina Smith.

Here is footage shot at the liberation of the camp.

Cover image: Auschwitz03” by Alexandre Lepage QCOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.