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More than two thirds of Auschwitz prisoners identified | TIME ONLINE



In a research project, the memorial of the Auschwitz Nazi extermination camp has now identified more than 60 percent of the approximately 400,000 prisoners registered there. The museum announced this on its website. However, this does not include the approximately 900,000 Jews who are in mass transports to the concentration camp came and were murdered in the gas chambers immediately after their arrival, since they were never registered, the message goes on.

Their identities could possibly be reconstructed using transport lists, said museum director Piotr Cywiński. According to the communication, the name lists of the in Auschwitz registered people are currently merged with the transport lists. Earlier in May next year, the memorial's databases would be expanded to include more than 420,000 names from the transport lists.

At least 1.3 million people were deported to Auschwitz. 1.1 million of them were murdered, 90 percent of them Jews. Half of the 400,000 registered prisoners were murdered. The Nazis murdered a total of around six million Jews during the Holocaust. January 27 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp by soldiers of the Red Army.



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