A member of an association of Auschwitz concentration camp survivors lays her hand at the execution wall at the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2015. The "wall of death" was used to beat and torment prisoners before ultimately killing them. It estimated that at least 20,000 people were killed at this very wall alone.

A member of an association of Auschwitz concentration camp survivors lays her hand at the execution wall at the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2015. The "wall of death" was used to beat and torment prisoners before ultimately killing them. It estimated that at least 20,000 people were killed at this very wall alone.

About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp which has become a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and WWII. Here, delegation and survivors make their way through Auschwitz concentration camp to lay candles at the Birkenau Memorial in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2015.

Survivors visit Auschwitz 70 years since liberation - Photos - Auschwitz survivors visit camp 70 years since liberation

About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp which has become a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and WWII. Here, delegation and survivors make their way through Auschwitz concentration camp to lay candles at the Birkenau Memorial in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2015.

Execution wall, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oświęcim, Poland - Jim Zuckerman Photography

Execution wall, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oświęcim, Poland - Jim Zuckerman Photography

A harrowing photograph shows prisoners who survived the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, in their barracks shortly after the camp was freed.

70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation - Photos - Remembering the horrors of Auschwitz 70 years later

A harrowing photograph shows prisoners who survived the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, in their barracks shortly after the camp was freed.

On Jan. 27, 1945, the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Red Army troops after a staggering 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the camp. 70 years later, survivors return to the former concentration camp for memorial services.

Auschwitz survivors visit camp 70 years since liberation

On Jan. 27, 1945, the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Red Army troops after a staggering 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the camp. 70 years later, survivors return to the former concentration camp for memorial services.

Emaciated survivors are pictured in the concentration camp Auschwitz after its liberation.

70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation - Photos - Remembering the horrors of Auschwitz 70 years later

Emaciated survivors are pictured in the concentration camp Auschwitz after its liberation.

The original entrance gate to the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp stands encased under a tent during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2015.

Survivors visit Auschwitz 70 years since liberation - Photos - Auschwitz survivors visit camp 70 years since liberation

The original entrance gate to the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp stands encased under a tent during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2015.

Director Steven Spielberg attends the unveiling of a plaque at the former Auschwitz concentration camp at the camp's memorial site in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2015.

Survivors visit Auschwitz 70 years since liberation - Photos - Auschwitz survivors visit camp 70 years since liberation

Director Steven Spielberg attends the unveiling of a plaque at the former Auschwitz concentration camp at the camp's memorial site in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2015.

Survivors of Auschwitz concentration camp are pictured in Paris, France on May 1, 1945.

70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation - Photos - Remembering the horrors of Auschwitz 70 years later

Pinterest
Search