MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Liberated children

The majority of the liberated child prisoners left Auschwitz in separate groups in February and March 1945, with most of them going to charitable institutions or children’s homes. Only a few were reunited with their parents. The majority, who were Jewish, spent many years—usually until they reached the age of majority—in orphanages, children’s homes, and children’s villages in Poland, Israel, the USSR, and other countries.