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Nottinghamshire to commemorate Holocaust

Millions of people died in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War Credit: Libor Sojka/Czech News Agency/Press Association Images

An event will be held at the National Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire today to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

Survivors will light candles and prayers will be held by people from different faiths.

Memorial commemorations to remember those who died during genocide

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died in genocide - including in Rwanda and during the Second World War. Credit: PA Images

Holocaust Memorial Day is being commemorated across the Midlands ahead of the official day of remembrance tomorrow. The day is a time to remember all those who have died during genocide - not just during the Second World War.

The organisers of the day, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, say it is a time to 'honour the survivors of regimes of hatred and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.'

There are events taking place across the Midlands and more information can be found on the HMD Trust website.

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Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations across the Midlands

Millions of people died in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War Credit: Libor Sojka/Czech News Agency/Press Association Images

Events are taking place across the Midlands today ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow.

Today, events are taking place in Birmingham, Leicester, Corby and Northampton as well as other cities.

In Birmingham people who survived the concentration camp Auschwitz and who arrived in the U.K on the Kindertransport will be attending a commemorative exhibition at the town hall.

The Kindertransport took place just before the outbreak of the Second World War and involved bringing many Jewish children to safety in Britain.