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Some facts about the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

A photo taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on January 27, 1945. Miriam Friedman Ziegler, nine-years-old at the time, is second from left. Friedman Ziegler, who lives in Thornhill, Ont., is among about 100 survivors who are returning to Poland this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP
January 25, 2015 - 7:30 AM

About 100 Holocaust survivors from around the world, including Canada, are returning to Poland this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Here are some facts:

Sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau:

1.1 million Jews

140,000–150,000 non-Jewish Poles

23,000 Roma and Sinti (Gypsies)

15,000 Soviet prisoners of war

25,000 others

Killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau:

960,000 Jews

74,000 Poles,

21,000 Roma (Gypsies)

15,000 Soviet prisoners of war

10,000–15,000 members of other nationalities (Soviet civilians, Czechs, Yugoslavs, French, Germans, and Austrians).

Arrivals by country:

Hungary: 426,000

Poland: 300,000

France: 69,000

Netherlands: 60,000

Greece: 55,000

Bohemia and Moravia: 46,000

Slovakia: 27,000

Belgium: 25,000

Yugoslavia: 10,000

Italy: 7,500

Norway: 690

other (including concentration camps): 34,000.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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