Survivors of the holocaust have today attended a remembrance service in Laxton, Nottinghamshire.
People who survived Hitler's attempt of exterminating Jews from Europe gave first-hand accounts at a service organised for International Holocaust Memorial Day.
Remembrance services were held across the Midlands today to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day.
Sixty-eight years ago today, Russian troops liberated Auschwitz – a concentration camp where over one million Jews were murdered.
Henry Grunwald OBE – Chairman of Trustees at the Holocaust Centre in Laxton, Nottinghamshire, says today should be a day where we learn lessons from the past.
The Holocaust Centre in Laxton has held a special event today to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2013.
The event was attended by Henry Grunwald OBE – Vice-Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, as well as Holocaust survivors Joan Salter, Bob Norton and Lisa Vincent.
Today marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz when Russian troops arrived in 1945 to see the true horror of Hitler's extermination of Jews.
During the event there was music from Belsize Synagogue Youth Choir.