Woman remembers liberation from Auschwitz 70 years later

January 26, 2015 5:21 AM

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JERUSALEM — Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. The 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed it was German troops coming to get her, but once she saw the red stars on their uniforms, she realized they were Russian. Her nightmare was over. She was liberated.

More than a million Jews died in the infamous Nazi death camp. On Jan. 27, 1945, only a few thousand sickly inmates remained at the most vivid symbol of Nazi cruelty after most were marched off to die elsewhere. Now, 70 years later, as the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesd...

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