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Auschwitz death camp survivor Barbara Doniecka holds up wartime a photo of herself in Warsaw

Auschwitz death camp survivor Barbara Doniecka, 80, who was registered with camp number 86341, holds up wartime photo of herself, as she poses for a photograph in Warsaw January 12, 2015. Doniecka was 12-years-old during the Warsaw Uprising when she was sent to Pruszkow camp. She was then sent by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. As the liberation of Auschwitz approaches its 70th anniversary this month, Reuters photographers took portraits of now elderly survivors. About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp which has became a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War Two, which ravaged Europe. The camp was liberated by Soviet Red Army troops on January 27, 1945 and about 200,000 camp inmates survived. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY PORTRAIT CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 29 OF 30 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'AUSCHWITZ SURVIVORS, 70 YEARS ON' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WWII SURVIVORS REUTERS'

As faces de quem sobreviveu a Auschwitz

A lembrança do 70o. anoversário da liberação de Auschwitz pelos Aliados traz um momento de reflexão. Os fotógrafos da Reuters selecionaram uma série de imagens dos idosos sobreviventes de uma das maiores tragédias da humanidade. Cerca de 1.5 milhões de pessoas - muitos deles, judeus - foram mortos pela máquina nazista num lugar que se transformou num símbolo da barbaridade e insensatez da II Guerra Mundial que devastou a Europa. Em 27 de janeiro de 1945, os soviéticos chegaram a Auschwitz e cerca de 200 mil pessoas foram libertadas. (REUTERS)