The shocking discoveries made in Auschwitz after discharge of prisoners
Auschwitz will remain, perhaps forever, the landmark where the most horrible atrocities happened during a war. Thousands of people, mainly Jews, died or were killed in inhumane conditions. The remaining survivors were discharged when the Red Army of the Russians arrived at the location. What they found there and witnessed was highly disturbing. The statement written on the entrance gate will echo in the minds of many prisoners or Red Army soldiers that were there and saw the unimaginable and passed on the horror story to the next generations. It stated “Work makes you free”.
All prisoners were brought in by train. Several railways were built to enter and stop within the concentration camp. The Red Army found some of the strongest survivors, which were not yet too much affected by the regime, waiting in front of the gate. Probably they never stopped hoping someone will eventually come after them. They were forced to sleep in gruesome conditions, overcrowded, trying to be as close as they could to the heating source. Heat was very scarce, and the prisoners always suffered from cold temperatures.