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Jan 24, 2015

Auschwitz Survivors, 70 Years On

Auschwitz Survivors, 70 Years On

As the liberation of Auschwitz approaches its 70th anniversary this month, Reuters photographers took portraits of now elderly survivors. About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp which has became a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War Two, which ravaged Europe. The camp was liberated by Soviet Red Army troops on January 27, 1945 and about 200,000 camp inmates survived. See also our Ghost of Auschwitz series from earlies this week.

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Jadwiga Bogucka poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Jadwiga Bogucka holds a picture of herself from 1944 in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Marian Majerowicz poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Eva Fahidi holds a picture of her family, who were all killed in the concentration camp during World War II LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Elzbieta Sobczynska gestures as she poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Elzbieta Sobczynska holds her father's watch as she poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Stefan Sot poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Stefan Sot holds a picture of himself taken during the war, in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Lajos Erdelyi holds a drawing made by a campmate as he poses for a portrait in Budapest LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Halina Brzozowska poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Halina Brzozowska holds a picture of herself during the war as she poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Henryk Duszyk poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Bogdan Bartnikowski poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Bogdan Bartnikowski holds a family photograph as he poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Janos Forgacs poses for a portrait in Budapest LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Maria Stroinska gestures as she poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Maria Stroinska poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Danuta Bogdaniuk-Bogucka poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Janina Reklajtis holds a photo of herself taken during the war as she poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Laszlo Bernath poses for a portrait in Budapest LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Laszlo Bernath holds up a picture of his family, who were all killed in the concentration camp during World War Two, in Budapest LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death Camp survivor Jacek Nadolny poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Jacek Nadolny holds up a wartime photo of his family in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Erzsebet Brodt poses for a portrait in Budapest LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Erzsebet Brodt holds a picture of her family, who were all killed in the concentration camp during World War Two LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Jerzy Ulatowski poses for a photo in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Imre Varsanyi holds up a photo of his fellow survivors during World War Two as he poses for a portrait in Budapest LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Barbara Doniecka poses for a photo in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Barbara Doniecka holds up wartime a photo of herself in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Zofia Wareluk who was born in Auschwitz camp two weeks before liberation poses for a portrait in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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