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1945

• Mid January 1945: Death marches from Auschwitz
• 27 January 1945: Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz. 
• April 1945: British troops liberate 40,000 prisoners in Bergen-Belsen.   
• April 1945: The Soviet forces reach Berlin. 
• 30 April 1945: Hitler commits suicide.
• 5 May 1945: Mauthausen is liberated. 
• 8 May 1945: The end of the Second World War.

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