A Holocaust survivor has said that the "horrors of Auschwitz will never leave me".

Ike Alterman,91, was speaking at a Holocaust Memorial Day service in Manchester, several other events have taken place across the North West.

He also said that the memory of being in the concentration camp was like an "open wound that never heals".

Today marks the 75th anniversary since Russian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.

  • Video report by Rachel Townsend

More than 1.1 million people, 90% of who were Jewish, were murdered at Auschwitz by the Nazis.

In total, about six million European Jews died during the Holocaust.

When families from across Europe reached Auschwitz in cramped windowless cattle trains, the Nazis selected those whom they could still use as forced labourers.

The others, old people, many women and especially children and babies, were gassed to death soon after arrival.