About 90 per cent of the 1.1 million people who perished at Auschwitz were Jews. They arrived at the gates in cattle trucks and were either sent directly to gas chambers or forced to do tough manual labour. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber About 90 per cent of the 1.1 million people who perished at Auschwitz were Jews. They arrived at the gates in cattle trucks and were either sent directly to gas chambers or forced to do tough manual labour. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
About 90 per cent of the 1.1 million people who perished at Auschwitz were Jews. They arrived at the gates in cattle trucks and were either sent directly to gas chambers or forced to do tough manual labour. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
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Horrors of Auschwitz must not be forgotten

  • The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp in which so many Jews and other minorities perished comes at a time when extremist views are again on the rise

About 90 per cent of the 1.1 million people who perished at Auschwitz were Jews. They arrived at the gates in cattle trucks and were either sent directly to gas chambers or forced to do tough manual labour. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber About 90 per cent of the 1.1 million people who perished at Auschwitz were Jews. They arrived at the gates in cattle trucks and were either sent directly to gas chambers or forced to do tough manual labour. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
About 90 per cent of the 1.1 million people who perished at Auschwitz were Jews. They arrived at the gates in cattle trucks and were either sent directly to gas chambers or forced to do tough manual labour. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
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