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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
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(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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The International Holocaust Remembrance Day in World War II is commemorated on August 2, in memory of the date back in 1944, when 2,897 Roma were killed in Auschwitz concentration camp in just one night.
On her 17thbirthday, Magda was separated from her family and shipped off to the Auschwitz concentration camp. She spent two months in horrible conditions in Auschwitz before she was sent to a work camp to fill bombs with liquid chemicals, discoloring her skin and hair.
The testimony, known by the name The Auschwitz Protocols, is one of the most important documents about the Holocaust tragedy.Only a handful of people managed to escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp, and most of them were shot dead by the Nazis.
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