German prosecutors are investigating claims that a 93-year-old woman served as a Nazi SS guard during World War II.
Hilde Michnia has also also accused of being involved in forcing prisoners on a march during which about 1,400 women died.
Hamburg prosecutors' spokesman Carsten Rinio said his office had begun the investigation of Michnia last week after a private citizen had filed a complaint against her as allowed under German law.
She is suspected of serving as a guard in the Bergen-Belsen and Gross-Rosen concentration camps.
Michnia told German newspaper Die Welt she had not been involved in any atrocities and only worked in the kitchens.
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More than a million people disappeared through the gates of Auschwitz never to leave.
ITV News Presenter Mark Austin remembers some of those victims:
Actor Sir John Hurt read a poem by Holocaust survivor Primo Levi during a commemoration ceremony in Central Hall, Westminster today:
In Auschwitz in southern Poland - where darkness has fallen but where on this special day a light has been shone on the unspeakable horrors that unfolded here. Some 70 years ago tonight this most notorious of Nazi death camps was liberated.
For more than a million, mainly Jews, it was too late. But some survived this killing factory, and some survive still. 300 returned here for a special service of commemoration. Some were coming back for the first time - but in the dusk here all managed a slow walk along the railway track that delivered them to their ghastly fate .
ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports on a day of remembrance:
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President Obama pay tribute to those who where killed by the Nazi regime in a statement released by the White House today.
He said remembering the past required courage to stand up to bigotry and prejudice in the present, saying the Paris attacks showed the need to condemn rising anti-Semitism in all its forms.
The American people pay tribute to the six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime. We also honor those who survived the Shoah, while recognizing the scars and burdens that many have carried ever since. Honoring the victims and survivors begins with our renewed recognition of the value and dignity of each person. It demands from us the courage to protect the persecuted and speak out against bigotry and hatred.
The recent terrorist attacks in Paris serve as a painful reminder of our obligation to condemn and combat rising anti-Semitism in all its forms, including the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust. [...]
Today we come together and commit, to the millions of murdered souls and all survivors, that it must never happen again.