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Films to be made to preserve Holocaust memories

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Jews from Nazi concentration camps, efforts are being made to record the stories of the few remaining survivors.

Filming has begun, to preserve the memories of those who left places like Auschwitz alive, using specialist technology, to allow them to interact with people, long after they have gone.

In the latest of special reports cameras have been allowed into the studio where the first of a series of interviews is being recorded in three dimensions, to save the stories of the survivors for future generations.

Michael Billington reports:


Students shocked by Auschwitz visit

Students who visited Auschwitz this week said they could not put into words the shock they felt after learning about the events which happened at the camp.

From early 1942 until late 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over German-occupied Europe.

Around 1.3m people were reported to have died there - but some say the figure could be as high as 2.5m.


Students visit Auschwitz


It's one of the most horrific stories in human history. Of the six million people who were killed in World War two, more than a million were murdered in just one place - Auschwitz.

In order to show today's teenagers the extent of what happened there, the Holocaust Educational Trust took 200 students from schools across the Calendar region to Poland this week.