The Anguish of Liberation and the Return to Life
The Anguish of Liberation
Three Polish Jews liberated by the Red Army – Auschwitz, Poland, 1945
In the afternoon of 27 January, 1945, Red Army soldiers entered Auschwitz. They found 7,650 weak and sick prisoners. The Germans’ hasty retreat made it impossible for them to evict the last prisoners and force them onto a “death march”. The Russians documented the horrific scenes they witnessed, in thousands of pictures and many films.