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A February 1945 photograph shows Jewish children, survivors of Auschwitz, behind a barbed wire fence. The photo was taken by Russian photographer Alexander Vorontsov during the making of a film about the camp's liberation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Galerie Bilderwelt / Getty Images

The main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, near Oswiecim, Poland, is shown. The camp was liberated by the Russians in January 1945. The gate reads: "Arbeit macht frei," which translates to "Work liberates."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Women are shown in the barracks at Auschwitz in January 1945. The photo was taken by a Russian photographer shortly after the camp's liberation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Galerie Bilderwelt / Getty Images

Inmates of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp stand behind barbed wire in this photograph taken by the Russians a week after the camp's liberation in January 1945.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yad Vashem / AFP/Getty Images

A photograph from the collection of Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Alexander Riseman, third from left, shows him on a train, two days before the end of World War II. Riseman and his family were sent to Auschwitz from his home in Poland when he was a child.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

In a January 1945 photo, three Auschwitz prisoners talk with Russian soldiers after the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, in Poland, was liberated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A pile of human bones and skulls at the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek is shown in 1944 after its liberation by Russian troops. Majdanek was the second-largest death camp in Poland after Auschwitz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

German civilians are brought in to see the atrocities committed at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

German prisoners walk past mass graves at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the 1945 liberation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yad Vashem / Associated Press

Prisoners arrive at Auschwitz in 1944.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yad Vashem / Yad Vashem

Young visitors carry an Israeli flag as they look through a barbed wire fence at the Carmelite convent situated next to the site of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

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Auschwitz, known by its survivors as the “city of death,” has come to symbolize human brutality in its most sophisticated and horrific form. The sprawling complex was the site of the murder of more than 1.1 million people, roughly 900,000 of them Jews.

Today, January 27, 2016, marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the camp.

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