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Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

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More than 1.1 million people perished at the Auschwitz death camp before it was liberated by Soviet forces in 1945The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff. Museum director Piotr Cywinski appealed for “documents, photos, personal letters, diaries, or other materials” associated with people who ran the site. The ruins of gas chambers, crematoriums and barracks at the site bear witness to Nazi Germany’s killing of around 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, at the camp built in 1940 in the southern city of Oswiecim in occupied Poland.

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