Episode Detail: Murder and Intrigue; Liberation and Revenge - Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
Conclusion. By 1944, the Allies knew about the death camps but didn't bomb the gas chambers, and the Nazis continued to hone their slaughtering techniques, despite prisoner resistance. But evacuations began in January 1945 when the Nazis forced prisoners to march west as the Red Army advanced from the east. Auschwitz was liberated on Jan. 27. Linda Hunt narrates.