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Survivors Gather at Auschwitz-Birkenau to Commemorate its Liberation

About 300 survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp gathered Tuesday at the site in Poland to pay their respects to victims who perished in gas chambers or from inhumane treatment and disease. When the death camp was liberated on January 27, 1945, by the Soviet Army, soldiers found 7,000 prisoners, among them 130 children. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday it was a "disgrace" that Jews in Germany faced insults, threats and violence. Merkel joined...

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