#onthisday January 27th, 1945, marks the liberation of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp established by Nazi Germany, which included a killing center, medical testing labs and forced-labour camp. In mid-January 1945, Soviet forces (enemies of Nazi Germany) began approaching Auschwitz. SS Guards began evacuating the camp by forcing nearly 60,000 prisoners to march west. SS guards shot anyone who fell behind or could not continue, prisoners also suffered from cold weather, starvation, and exposure; 15,000 people were killed. On January 27th the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7,000 remaining prisoners, who were mostly ill and dying. The liberation of Auschwitz revealed to the world the depth of horror of the Holocaust. It is estimated that 1.3 million people were deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945; of these, at least 1.1 million were murdered. Remember the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz with these select resources.