On This Day

January 17, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

Historic Event

Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work
  • Soviet army enters the devastated city of Warsaw and clears German resistance
  • Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by Soviet secret police in Hungary