Heartbreaking Photos from the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Heartbreaking Photos from the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
Source: AP
Source: AP

On Tuesday, some 100 Holocaust survivors from 19 countries traveled to Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of the death camp's liberation.


Stones lie on a Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial stone during the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
A rose hangs on the entrance gate during the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Source: Jens Meyer/AP
People lay down flowers during the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Source: Jens Meyer/AP
A rose hangs on the entrance gate during the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Source: Jens Meyer/AP
A Holocaust survivor wears a prisoner armband at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Source: Czarek Sokolowski/AP
Holocaust survivor Igor Malitsky of Ukraine walks outside the gate of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Source: Alik Keplicz/AP
Flowers lie on a concrete slab of the Holocaust Memorial to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Source: Markus Schreiber/AP
A Holocaust survivor wipes her eye while standing along with others outside a detention block of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Source: Alik Keplicz/AP
People walk through the gate of the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp with the phrase 'Arbeit macht frei' (work sets you free) at the eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Oranienburg, about 30 kilometers, (18 miles) north of Berlin, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
Source: Markus Schreiber/AP
Holocaust survivors walk outside the gate of the of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Source: Alik Keplicz/AP

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