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Holocaust survivors gather to mark 1945 liberation from Auschwitz

Holocaust survivors gather to mark 1945 liberation from Auschwitz

Roman Kent paused briefly, as if he still needed convincing. “You are in the German concentration camp in Auschwitz,” he bluntly told the audience — words that, even after seven decades, still have the power to evoke horror. Kent, a former Auschwitz inmate who was born in Poland, was among nearly 300 Holocaust survivors who joined international leaders Tuesday at the former Nazi-run death camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate the 70th anniversary of their liberation. The anniversary culminated in a ceremony held in a massive tent that seated thousands. Behind the podium stood the brick facade of a building in Birkenau, its entrance open. In the distance,...

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