Holocaust Memorial Day

A series of events will be taking place across the Midlands today, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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"Lessons should be learned' says Chairman of Holocaust Centre

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.


Remembrance service held in Laxton on Holocaust Memorial Day

Henry Grunwald OBE addressing the service Credit: ITV Central

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.

Young and old gather to remember Credit: ITV Central
Monument present outside Memorial Centre Credit: ITV Central
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