Until the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army on 27 January 1945, approximately 1.2 million prisoners had been brought to the camp, about 90% of whom were murdered in gas chambers on their arrival. The liberators of Auschwitz found thousands of survivors, including children. This photograph is taken from a film shot at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp by Alexander Vorontsov, a Soviet photographer who accompanied the Red Army during the liberation of the camp.
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