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Arbeit Macht Frei sign stolen from Auschwitz

The sign at the Auschwitz museum

As the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum observes the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps, it is focusing on new generations of visitors.

Auschwitz Museum collections include: • about 110 thousand shoes; • about 3,800 suitcases, 2,100 of which bear the names of their owners; • over ...

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Piles of personal belongings left after mass extermination. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives)

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Leather suitcases with prisoners most important possessions, promised to be given back if they wrote their name and address on the suitcase.

The Soviets had found 43,000 pairs of shoes left behind at Auschwitz.

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2 million 53 thousand people from all over the world visited in 2016 the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau which is protected by the Museum. This is a record number in the history of the Memorial which will observe the 70th anniversary of its creation this year. Within the top ten countries from which our visitors come are: Poland (424 thousand) the United Kingdom (271 thousand) the United States (215 thousand) Italy (146…

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Locks of Mala and Edek's hair on display at Auschwitz museum.

Mieczyslaw Stobierski model of crematorium II at the Auschwitz museum and memorial in Block 4 exhibit: extermination

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New collection of original camp letters now at the Auschwitz museum