Remembering The Holocaust

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Yn Gymraeg // Welsh version

It was the most brutal mass murder of all time.

This week, thousands of people worldwide are gathering at events to remember the millions of people who were killed in the Holocaust – exactly 70 years after the liberation of the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp.

The UK government is to contribute 50 million pounds towards a new Holocaust memorial and an education centre proposed by the Holocaust Commission, Chancellor George Osborne told the House of Commons.

Early Tuesday morning the first of almost 300 survivors of Auschwitz arrived to commemorate 70 years since the Nazi-run death camp was liberated by Russian troops.

Emotions ran high as the survivors, now in their eighties and nineties, lay wreaths and lit candles in a dignified tribute to the millions of people who died within the walls of the camp.

1.5 million people died during the Liberation of the Holocaust. Thousands of memorials were held across the world, in Wales a service was held in Cardiff and many others in the north.

We will remember all the victims of the Holocaust.

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