Holocaust Memorial Day

Events are taking place across the region today (Tuesday) to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Region marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Events have been taking place across the region to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. This year is also the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Holocaust survivor Frank Bright lit the candle in Colchester Credit: ITV News Anglia

Watch Kate Prout's report below:

Wellingborough marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Memorial Candle, Swanspool Gardens, Wellingborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

A candle has been lit in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

70 candles in 70 locations across the UK, mark each year since the nazi-death camp was shut down.

The Memorial Candle, Swanspool Gardens, Wellingborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than one million people died there in the 5-years it operated between 1940 and 1945.

Cynthia Bailey, is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Committee in Wellingborough. Click below to watch a short clip with her.

Ian Nunney is from Wellingborough Museum, which has a special exhibition about the Holocaust. Click below to watch a short clip from him.

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