“Our Past Must Not Become the Future for Our Children”. The Liberation of Auschwitz – 70 years on.

In November 1944, with the Red Army’s march looking more and more unstoppable, Heinrich Himmler ordered gassing operations to cease across the Third Reich. The Sonderkommando (death camp prisoners forced to work in gas chambers) were ordered to remove evidence of any killings and hide all the mass graves within which many victims were buried. Continue Reading