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Survivors to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust survivors and members of the public will today observe a memorial day to mark the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Events will be staged across the country in remembrance of victims of the Nazi persecution as well genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

Holocaust Memorial Day marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Credit: Zoe Jay/EMPICS Entertainment

Yesterday anti-fascist protesters confronted supporters of a far-right Hungarian political party ahead of a planned rally in London.

Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said the visit of the Jobbik party leader Gabor Vona on the eve of the memorial day was "deplorable".

This year's Holocaust Memorial Day marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.