Search

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

PUBLISHED: 19:10 27 January 2014 | UPDATED: 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.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Runners preparing for the YMCA North London’s Crouch End 10km event on Sunday May 21 can now join weekly training sessions every Tuesday evening up until race week.

12:57

A team of Hampstead schoolgirls have beaten 8,000 rivals to reach the final of a competition to find the best code breakers of the future.

The three boroughs, along with three other local authorities, each secured a share of £1.7 million from the government to support more residents affected by homelessness.

Yesterday, 13:45

On April 1 the resounding sounds of a “quiet drink” will echo around Hampstead as a group of rugby players return to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their club.

Yesterday, 13:44

Students at St Anthony’s School for Girls embraced new technology by building robots and rockets as part of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) week.

Yesterday, 09:49

A community desperately trying to protect a Highgate nature reserve from traffic has slammed the council for offering developers a temporary licence to drive lorries over Parkland Walk.

Wed, 16:53

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has confirmed she is safe and well after a suspected terrorist attack near the Houses of Parliament.

Wed, 14:52

The Golders Green war memorial, designed without a crucifix because of the Jewish population in the area who had lost loved ones, could be knocked down and moved elsewhere.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

The Ham&High has teamed up with Weber® to celebrate the launch of its innovative Genesis® II collection at Weber® World at Sunshine Garden Centre in London.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now