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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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On 2 August 2019, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova will join the commemoration ceremony in Auschwitz-Birkenau to mark the 75th anniversary of the extermination of the last remaining Roma in the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Our recent trip to Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau was a very moving experience for us as a family.
A member of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's Speaker Bureau, Brown was only 17 when she and her family of Hungarian Jews were deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Holocaust Memorial Day is marked annually on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
In putting his name in the book, Mr Gray, right, committed to remembering Holocaust Memorial Day, on Sunday, January 27, which marked the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau by Russian troops in 1945 - the site of the largest mass murder in history.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked on January 27 as the date of liberation of the biggest concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945.
January 27 also marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, in Oswiecim, Poland where he paid tribute to Holocaust victims.
The video game "The Cost of Freedom" created by Ukrainian company Alien Games is stirring controversy in Poland, as participants play a Nazi SS officer in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp who is required to select Jewish prisoners to die in gas chambers.
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On the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the ghettos of the region of southern German-occupied Poland known as Zaglembie, the World Zaglembie Organization and the World Jewish Congress are organizing a week-long pilgrimage of survivors and descendants of survivors from the area to Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau, BAdzin, Sosnowiec, Zawiercie, and other once heavily Jewish towns.