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Video: Explore Auschwitz concentration camp in 360 degrees to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Explore Auschwitz concentration camp in 360 degrees to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Today marks 72 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

More than one million men, women and children died at the camp, which was liberated by the Soviet Red Army in 1945.

In the video below, you can explore the camp in 360 degrees how it is today.

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The Auschwitz memorial is a world heritage site and a symbol of all other places of Nazi atrocities.

Set up in 1940 for Polish political prisoners, by 1942 the camp began to function as an extermination centre for Jews. The whole site is around two million square metres – the equivalent to 267 football pitches.

Many people have taken to Twitter under the hashtag #HolocaustMemorialDay to share photos from their own visits to Auschwitz.

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