Meet The Survivors Of Auschwitz 70 Years After Its Liberation

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Even after 70 years, these survivors bear the marks of inhumanity they suffered in the Nazi camp.

Jan. 27 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of infamous Auschwitz, a Nazi German concentration and death camp that executed almost 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, during the World War II.

The death camps were liberated by Soviet Union’s Red Army in 1945 and about 200,000 inmates were rescued.

Here are some of the brave souls who survived the horrors of Auschwitz camp:

Auschwitz death camp survivor Jadwiga Bogucka (maiden name Regulska), 89, who was registered with camp number 86356, poses for a picture of herself from 1944  in Warsaw. During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, when Bogucka was 19, she and her mother were sent from their house to a camp in Pruszkow and then moved on Aug. 12, 1944 by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. 

Auschwitz death camp survivor Stefan Sot, 83, holds a picture of himself taken during the war. He was registered with camp number 192705. Sot was 13 years old during the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, when he was sent from his home to a camp in Pruszkow prior to being sent by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. He was later moved to a labor sub-camp, where he worked in a kitchen for S.S. officers.

Auschwitz death camp survivor Halina Brzozowska, 82, holds a picture of herself taken during the war. She was registered with camp number 86356. Brzozowska was 12 years old during the Warsaw Uprising when her family were sent to a camp in Pruszkow, she and her 6-year-old sister were then moved by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Brzozowska said that it was hard to say what had happened to them, that they were taken from their home and family and lost their childhood.

Auschwitz death camp survivor Bogdan Bartnikowski, 82, who was registered with camp number 192731, poses with a family photograph. Bartnikowski was 12 years old during the Warsaw Uprising, when he and his mother were sent to Auschwitz Birkenau camp. They were moved between camps several times.

Auschwitz death camp survivor Barbara Doniecka, 80, who was registered with camp number 86341, holds up wartime photo of herself. Doniecka was 12 years old during the Warsaw Uprising when she was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her mother.

Auschwitz death camp survivor Laszlo Bernath, 87, poses with a picture of his family, who were all killed in the concentration camp during World War II. Bernath credits his father, a practical man, for his survival of Auschwitz. He was 15 when they were taken but his father told him to lie about his age so that they would not be separated. Even whilst in the camp, Bernath had no idea about the gas chambers.

Auschwitz death Camp survivor Jacek Nadolny, 77, who was registered with camp number 192685, poses with a picture of his family, who were all killed in the camp. Nadolny was 7 during the Warsaw Uprising, when he was sent with his family to Auschwitz-Birkenau by train.

Another Auschwitz death camp survivor Eva Fahidi, 90, holds a picture of her family, who were all killed in the concentration camp during World War II, as she poses for a portrait in Budapest. Fahidi was 18 in 1944 when she and her family were moved from Debrecen to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Auschwitz death camp survivor Lajos Erdelyi, 87, holds a drawing made by a campmate as he poses for a portrait. Erdelyi was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944 and was later moved to another camp. When he was freed he weighed under 30 kg, but tried to walk home. He collapsed, and was taken to a hospital by a farmer.

Auschwitz death camp survivor Janina Reklajtis, 80, who was registered with camp number 83043, holds a photo of herself taken during the war as she poses for a portrait. Reklajtis was 12 years old during the Warsaw Uprising when she and her mother were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. They were sent to a labor camp in Berlin in January 1945 and were kept there until they were liberated.

Auschwitz death camp survivor Imre Varsanyi, 86, holds up a photo of fellow survivors during World War II. Varsanyi was 14 years old when he and his family were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was the only member of his family to survive. After the war Varsanyi did not talk about Auschwitz for 60 years because he felt ashamed of having survived.

Auschwitz death camp survivor Janos Forgacs, 87, holds a document as he poses for. He recalls that he was in a group transported to a camp in a cattle wagon, with the windows sealed by barbed wire. A military officer told them to hand over their belongings, telling them they would not need them anymore.

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