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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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:

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