The 27th of January 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, during the second world war.
The anniversary coincides with Holocaust Memorial Day and is being marked by events around the world including the North East.
The main focus of the commemorations has been at the site of the camp which was in Nazi-occupied Poland during the war.
It's been preserved as a museum in memory of more than a million men, women and children who died there.
As part of events in our region to commemorate the anniversary, survivor of the Nazi ghettos, Tomi Komoly, shared his story with school children at Durham Cathedral.
Hungarian born Tomi, and his family, were victims of the anti-Jewish regime during the Second World War.
He eventually managed to escape with his mother in 1945.