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UPDATED: 11:18, January 25, 2005
1.1 million people killed in Auschwitz: latest study
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The Polish Auschwitz national museum said in a latest study that a total of 1.3 million people were put in the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz and 1.1 million of them were killed, according to Warsaw reports on Monday.

Franciszk Piper, head historian at the Auschwitz museum, said that the Auschwitz camp, during its four-year existence, jugged 85 percent, or about 1.1 million, of all the 1.3 million Jews at that time in Europe.

Piper said that only 200,000 Jews in the Auschwitz camp were registered while others were killed shortly after arrival.

In addition to Jews, Gypsies, prisoners of war from Poland and the Soviet Union, and civilians from over 30 countries, including China, were also locked up in the camp.

The UN General Assembly held on Monday a special session to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp, with Secretary-General Kofi Annan and world leaders calling on the world to be on guard against a repetition of the holocaust in the future.

More than 1 million prisoners, most of them Jews, were killed in gas chambers or died of starvation and disease at Auschwitz during the Second World War. The troops of the Soviet Union liberated the death camp on Jan. 27, 1945.

Source: Xinhua


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