A group of young children gaze out at the photographer just prior to their execution by an Einsatzkommando. (Photo: Central State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive.
On January the Red Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. Pictured here is a Soviet soldier walking with prisoners through Auschwitz’s gate. Above them is the slogan — a cruel lie — ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ (‘Work Will Make You Free’).
Greece, March A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina.The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.