Sixty-five years ago the Nazi death camps Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland were liberated by Allied troops.
January 27 has become known as International Holocaust Day in remembrance of those who died in six extermination camps.
Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is one of several leading figures expected to attend a ceremony at Auschwitz.
Yesterday he visited the “Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” museum.
Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel told a group of camp survivors and young Germans:
“We will never forget you and the message “NEVERAGAIN” – this must not only be written in our heads, but it must live in the hearts of the people”.
Israeli President Shimon Peres yesterday visited the Berlin train station from where thousands were sent to their deaths.
Later today he is scheduled to give a speech in Hebrew at a special session of the German parliament to remember the six million men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.