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In Pictures: European countries mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Nazi concentration camp survivor Eva Pusztai of Hungary People is being photographed after a wreath ceremony on occasion of the international Holocaust remembrance day.
Nazi concentration camp survivor Eva Pusztai of Hungary People is being photographed after a wreath ceremony on occasion of the international Holocaust remembrance day.   -   Copyright  Jens Meyer/AP Photo
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Holocaust survivors, world leaders and their families remembered the millions of people who were murdered by the Nazi regime in World War II.

At former concentration camp sites, ghettos and museums around the world, memorials were held to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

This year it falls on the 75th anniversary the liberation of the largest Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The camp was liberated by the Soviet Army on January 27th, 1945.

An estimated six million Jews were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust. Here's a look in pictures at how different European countries remembered the genocide.

Germany

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People hold flowers during a wreath ceremony on occasion of the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany.Jens Meyer/AP Photo
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A white rose lies on one of the stelae before the commemoration ceremony at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.Soeren Stache/dpa via AP

Poland

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Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender enter the Auschwitz I Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland.Markus Schreiber/AP Photo
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Holocaust survivors attend a ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland.Markus Schreiber/AP Photo
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Holocaust survivors attend a ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland.Markus Schreiber/AP Photo
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Holocaust survivor Bat-Sheva Dagan on a video screen at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland.Czarek Sokolowski/AP PhotoCzarek Sokolowski

France

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French President Emmanuel Macron visits the renovated Wall of Names at the Shoah memorial in Paris, France.Michel Euler, Pool via AP

Italy

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Actor Nicola Mette wears a striped uniform of the prisoners of Nazi concentration camps as he enacts a performance by walking in the Roman ghetto on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Rome, Italy.Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP

Belarus

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Frida Reizman, a survivor of a Minsk ghetto during World War II, lights a candle in Minsk, Belarus.Sergei Grits/AP Photo

Russia

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People gather to light candles at a remembrance place at the Moscow Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center during the International Holocaust Remembrance DayAlexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo

United Nations

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Dignitaries light candles and listen as the Jewish prayer of mourning is recited during a Holocaust memorial event at U.N. headquarters.AP Photo/Seth WenigSeth Wenig