End of the death factory: 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi complex of concentration camps and death camps Auschwitz (Auschwitz-Birkenau). The Red Army rescued about 7 thousand prisoners remaining in the camp, and the Soviet investigating authorities documented evidence of crimes against humanity committed on its territory. According to historians, Auschwitz became the site of the most massacre of people in history. In 2005, the UN General Assembly officially declared January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.