It is international Holocaust Remembrance Day.
And at Auschwitz, survivors of Hitler’s Final Solution were among those marking 67 years exactly since the death camp’s liberation by the Red Army.
The Nazis murdered about one and a half million people at Auschwitz in occupied Poland. Most of them were Jews.
Victims of the Holocaust were remembered in Germany’s parliament.
Literary critic and Warsaw Ghetto survivor Marcel Reich-Ranicki told how Jews there were rounded up and deported in what the Nazis called ‘relocation.’ Now aged 91, he said: “The relocation from Warsaw only had one goal, only had one purpose: death.”
Germany has plenty to think about this Holocaust Remembrance Day. One survey suggests that anti-Semitism remains entrenched in the country, another that up to one in five young Germans do not know what happened at Auschwitz.