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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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White House: Honouring Holocaust victims takes courage

President Obama pay tribute to those who where killed by the Nazi regime in a statement released by the White House today.

He said remembering the past required courage to stand up to bigotry and prejudice in the present, saying the Paris attacks showed the need to condemn rising anti-Semitism in all its forms.

The American people pay tribute to the six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime. We also honor those who survived the Shoah, while recognizing the scars and burdens that many have carried ever since. Honoring the victims and survivors begins with our renewed recognition of the value and dignity of each person. It demands from us the courage to protect the persecuted and speak out against bigotry and hatred.

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris serve as a painful reminder of our obligation to condemn and combat rising anti-Semitism in all its forms, including the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust. [...]

Today we come together and commit, to the millions of murdered souls and all survivors, that it must never happen again.

– White House Statement

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