Residents of Chełmek, Kęty, Brzeszcze, Głębowice, Grodzisko, Poręba Wielka, Przeciszów, Osiek, Dwory, Stare Stawy, Oświęcim and Polanka Wielka tell of the final hours of occupation and the arrival of the Red Army in an anniversary multimedia presentation prepared by the Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents.
Teresa Wonto-Cichy of the Research Center at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum explains how medical care was organised for those who were unfit to join in the death marches and so remained in the camp.
Many recall the freezing winter and heavy snow of 76 years ago. Joy was mixed with uncertainty about the future. It was easy to be shot and killed by a random – German or Soviet – bullet.