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(German ˈauʃvɪts)
(Placename) an industrial town in S Poland; site of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Pop: 40 686 (2007 est). Polish name: Oświęcim


(ˈaʊʃ vɪts)

a town in SW Poland: site of Nazi death camp during World War II. 39,600. Polish, Oswięcim.
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Noun1.Auschwitz - a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War IIAuschwitz - a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
Poland, Polska, Republic of Poland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
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On that day in 1945 the few survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp were released.
January 27, 1945 is the day the Auschwitz concentration camp in modern-day Poland was liberated by the Soviets, nearly eight months before thewarofficially ended.
Always held on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945, it is dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in the Holocaust under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides.
Groening, a former Auschwitz concentration camp guard, played a key role in the mass murders that took place at the Nazi death camp in Poland during the World War II.
Focusing on the trial of war criminal Oskar Groening, the novel provides the reader with an opportunity to reflect on the modern-day ramifications of the death machine that was the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Set in Auschwitz in 1944, Ditinka--Dita--Alderova and her mother and father are prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp where Fredy Hirsch has managed to convince the Nazis that he can keep the children busy with games.
They clear weeds from pathways, repair barbed wire fences, preserve the shoes of the victims and talk to eyewitnesses who survived Auschwitz concentration camp and Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.
Based on authors Gail Danziger Klein's mother's experience during the Holocaust, "Music of the Butterfly: A Story of Hope" takes young readers ages 9 and older on how one little girl used her imagination and love of music while confined to the ghetto, and eventually, imprisonment in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp with all its daily atrocities.
A FORMER soldier who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp is selling poppies for the Royal British Legion, aged 100.
1944 - Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, above, is sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The Nazis sent him to Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944 and he moved to Israel in 1950.