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On the 27th January it was Holocaust day, where millions remembered the 2,500,000 who were slain at the concentration camp in Poland. Writer Jessica Christie is writing about it:

Special Report

On the 27th of January 2014, 69 years have passed since the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. The anniversary ceremony, which took place at the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp were attended by former prisoners of Auschwitz and Holocaust survivors. Survivors walked through the gate that bares the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Makes You Free) sign and laid a wreath at the former

camp's Executions Wall, where the

inmates were shot to death. All over

the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror it was one of the largest concentration camps where the Nazis took their prisoners. There was a doctor who examined the prisoners and if he thought you were young and fit enough to go to work they were not executed but sent to work without enough food and water. If they were old or infirm they would get gassed or shot and then buried in mass graves or burned on large fires this is why it is hard to know the true extent of the deaths. It is believed that in the holocaust there were more than 6 million victims, 1.5 million of these were killed at Aushwitz.

Now the camp has been created into a museum and a memorial to respect all of the survivors and victims of the Auschwitz camp. Why not visit the website if you would like to find out more about the camp Auschwitz on Wikipedia.

As part of her research, Jess and her colleague Grace Clark interviewed Marc about his experiences.

Above, Auschwitz during the World War II and right, Auscwitz today.