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Prime Minister David Cameron said he will ensure Britain's promise to remember those killed in the Holocaust is kept.
Writing on Twitter, he said:
Film director Steven Spielberg has spoken of the need to always remember the atrocities of Auschwitz.
He was attending the unveiling of a new memorial called the 'Pillars of Remembrance' at the site.
The plaques read:
The Government is to contribute £50 million towards a new Holocaust memorial and an education centre proposed by the Holocaust Commission, Chancellor George Osborne told the House of Commons.
Film director Steven Spielberg has arrived at Auschwitz in Osweicim, Poland, to attend a ceremony unveiling the a new memorial at the site of the former concentration and extermination camp.
Nick Clegg has backed a call for gay victims of the Holocaust to be remembered on a national memorial.
Clegg told PinkNews he felt Holocaust memorials should include non-Jewish victims of the genocide, which included up to 15,000 homosexuals forced to wear a "pink triangle" and live in concentration camps.
"We must never forget the tens of thousands of gay people who were so brutally persecuted and executed at the hands of the Nazis, simply because of their sexuality," the Deputy Prime Minister said.
"Any memorial remembering the Holocaust should recognise the persecution of non-Jewish victims whilst maintaining the centrality of the six million murdered Jews."
Several monuments across the world already commemorate gay and lesbian victims of the Holocaust, including in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Berlin and San Francisco.
French President Francois Hollande has paid his respects to Holocaust victims by placing a wreath at the Shoah memorial in Paris - the country's memorial and museum to the Holocaust.
He referred to the recent shooting at a Jewish supermarket in the Paris suburbs, and told the gathering that the whole of France shared their pain.
He said France is a homeland for all Jewish people and if they left - then the shooters will have won.
He pledged to make anti-Semitism a crime.
He spent time talking to five Jews who were deported and five young Jews and thanked survivors for their tireless work sharing their experiences with others.
The Hebrew word "Shoah" which means "catastrophe" is used in France to describe the Holocaust.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski walked with survivors of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau to lay a wreath at the 'Wall of Death', marking 70 years since the liberation of the camp by Red Army soliders.
Ceremonies to mark the anniversary will be taking place all over the world today, with 300 Auschwitz prisoners travelling to the camp to take part.
At least 1.1 million people, mainly Jews, but also Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war and prisoners of other ethnicities died at the camp.
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