Liberation of Auschwitz marked 70 years on

Memorial services are being held across the region today to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Yorkshire pupils light candles to remember Holocaust

This morning pupils at a Jewish school in Leeds were remembering those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

Victoria Whittam was invited to the special assembly at Brodetsky Primary School, where candles were lit in tribute.

School children mark Holocaust anniversary

Seventy years since the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, pupils from a Jewish school in Leeds have been learning about the Holocaust.

A special assembly was held at Brodetsky Primary School to remember the 11 million victims murdered during world war two.

More than half of those killed were Jewish, and candles were lit today in tribute.

Head teacher Jeremy Dunford and pupil Dorneka Ward, 11, told ITV Calendar that events like today's would ensure the Holocaust would not be forgotten by future generations:


Survivors set to gather at Auschwitz ahead of anniversary

70 years ago tonight Russian troops were advancing through southern Nazi-occupied Poland and closing in on the notorious Auschwitz death camp - the following day they liberated it.

Tomorrow survivors will gather at the site to mark the anniversary.

Our correspondent David Wood reports:

Films to be made to preserve Holocaust memories

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Jews from Nazi concentration camps, efforts are being made to record the stories of the few remaining survivors.

Filming has begun, to preserve the memories of those who left places like Auschwitz alive, using specialist technology, to allow them to interact with people, long after they have gone.

In the latest of special reports cameras have been allowed into the studio where the first of a series of interviews is being recorded in three dimensions, to save the stories of the survivors for future generations.

Michael Billington reports:


Holocaust survivor shares story with students

Next week marks 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland and the annual Holocaust memorial day. For many who were freed as the war came to an end they moved to the UK to start a new life. Our correspondent David Wood has been talking to one survivor who was first urged to keep her memories hidden but is proud to share them with students.

Holocaust survivors to mark the 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz

Next week, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the largest and most notorious Nazi concentration camp - Auschwitz in occupied Poland.

It is also Holocaust Memorial day and in the run up to it, we have a series of special reports including one from the National holocaust museum in Newark.

In Auschwitz more than a million people died.

Frank Bright was one of the survivors but his parents and most of his classmates did not get out alive.

He's 86 now and more determined than ever to keep their memories alive. You may find parts of Natalie Gray's report upsetting:

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