Also by Yelena Polyakovskaya
January 22, 2015
'You Could See Happiness In Their Eyes': Russian Veteran Recalls Soviet Liberation Of Auschwitz
On January 27, 1945, Red Army soldiers opened the gates of Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp where hundreds of thousands of Jews and other prisoners had been killed. As the world prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, RFE/RL speaks to one of the few remaining Soviet war veterans to participate in the historic event.