1st Ukrainian Front(*) liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp.
| Old woman and children on the way to their death at Auschwitz-Birkenau |
(Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-74237-004 / CC-BY-SA [CC BY-SA 3.0 de], via Wikimedia Commons)
Post 2,540 “70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz”
(*)During World War II, a Russian "army front" was the equivalent of an Anglo-American "army group". The front's name was typically a reference to its geographical location at the time of its military formation. Hence, the "1st Ukrainian Front" was the designation for the front (of Russian armies) that was leaving Russia behind and moving into the Ukraine (and subsequently into Poland) in its pursuit of the Wehrmacht (which was retreating toward Nazi Germany).