Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated around the world

MSNBC.com January 27, 2011

Mish Whalen writes:International Holocaust Remembrance day marks the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz, on Jan. 27, 1945.

Former prisoners stand in front of the monument commemorating victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau, former Nazi death camp during a ceremony marking 66 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on January 27, 2011 in Oswiecim. Janek Skarzynski / AFP - Getty Images

 

Students pass a red rose at the Gleis 17 (Track 17) memorial at the train station Grunewald on the international Holocaust remembrance day in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, on Jan. 27, 2011. From Oct. 1941 until Feb. 1945 the train station was one of the major sites of deportations of Berlin's Jewish community. Markus Schreiber / AP

A man walks along the Gleis 17 (Track 17) memorial with the name of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz at the train station Grunewald on the international Holocaust remembrance day in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, on Jan. 27, 2011. Markus Schreiber / AP

A survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camps walk through the grounds of the Auschwitz I memorial and former concentration camp on the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2011 in Oswiecim, Poland. Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi concentration camp during World War II and is infamous for its gas chambers where hundreds of thousands of Jews and other victims were murdered. Sean Gallup / Getty Images

People visit the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on January 27, 2011. Menahem Kahana / AFP - Getty Images

A visitor views the Hall of Names in the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on January 27, 2011. Oliver Weiken / EPA

People gather in front of a monument at the site of the World War II Nazi concentration camp of Sajmiste, where some 48,000 Jews, Serbs and Roma perished, in Belgrade, Serbia, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Marko Drobnjakovic / AP

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