A 90-year-old North London woman who survived Nazi death camps and Jewish ghettos today returned to Auschwitz for possibly the final time.
Renee Salt of Hendon was determined to take part in events marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of by Russian troops in February 1945.
More than one million men, women and children were murdered at Auschwitz and its sister camp, Birkenau. Many were sent to the gas chamber.
Renee was transported to the Polish extermination facility with her parents in a railway cattle truck in 1944.
She believes her father Shaiek was killed soon after the train arrived.
Renee ended the war at another camp, Bergen-Belsen but her mother Sala died 15 days after being freed.
Renee has made frequent visits to Auschwitz in recent years but believes today could be her last trip to the memorial site.
She was due to attend a formal ceremony attended by government leaders and civic dignitaries including London mayor Sadiq Khan.