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Photo gallery: Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated across Camden, Haringey and Westminster

19:10 27 January 2014

Holocaust survivors Ben Helfgott MBE (85) and Sabina Miller (92) with guest speaker Nick Clegg MP light the memorial candle at King's Cross station in Camden to mar Holocaust Memorial Day. Picture: Polly Hancock

Holocaust survivors Ben Helfgott MBE (85) and Sabina Miller (92) with guest speaker Nick Clegg MP light the memorial candle at King's Cross station in Camden to mar Holocaust Memorial Day. Picture: Polly Hancock

Polly Hancock

On January 27, 1945 a Ukrainian regiment entered a huge camp about 45 miles from the beautiful city of Krakow and discovered the monstrosity that was Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Today communities across Camden, Haringey, Westminster and Barnet marked the 69th anniversary of that awful day as they commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day.

Auschwitz was the largest of the six death camps in German-occupied Poland and people were sent from all over Europe on cattle cars to what became one of the busiest railway stations in the world.

Tragically, very few journeyed onwards and at the end of the war there were more than 11million displaced people in Europe.

The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is Journeys and the poignant atmosphere of reflection and hope was captured at services across north London.

* Click the link on the right hand side of the page to see the photo gallery of events in Camden, Haringey, Westminster and Barnet.

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