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Thousands gather to remember Holocaust victims

Thousands of people worldwide gathered at events worldwide to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust - exactly 70 years after the liberation of the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp.

The UK Government announced it is to contribute £50 million towards a new Holocaust memorial and an education centre proposed by the Holocaust Commission.

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Light is shone on the unspeakable horrors of Auschwitz

In Auschwitz in southern Poland - where darkness has fallen but where on this special day a light has been shone on the unspeakable horrors that unfolded here. Some 70 years ago tonight this most notorious of Nazi death camps was liberated.

For more than a million, mainly Jews, it was too late. But some survived this killing factory, and some survive still. 300 returned here for a special service of commemoration. Some were coming back for the first time - but in the dusk here all managed a slow walk along the railway track that delivered them to their ghastly fate .

ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports on a day of remembrance:

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