This year’s UK Holocaust Memorial Day is also the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. We take a look at a selection of Holocaust memorials from around the world.
Memorial for the Baruch Auerbach Jewish Orphanage, Berlin
The Wall of Names at the Shoah Memorial, Paris
Memorial for LGBT people persecuted by the Nazis, Tel Aviv
Memorial for Jews deported to concentration camps, Plzen, Czech Republic
People from Plzen finish building a Holocaust memorial on the site of the former Jewish school at the Old Synagogue in Plzen, west Bohemia, Czech Republic, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Plzen to the concentration camp Terezin. The memorial was built from 2,600 pebblestones carrying the names of Jewish residents of Plzen who died during World War II.
Victory Monument, Netanya, Israel
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (far right) lays a wreath at the Victory Monument in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya during a ceremony marking the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on 8 May 2014. The monument commemorates fallen soldiers of the Red Army, the role of the Soviet Union in the victory over Nazi Germany, and the liberation of the death camps during the World War II.
Memorial sculptures at Miami Beach, Florida
Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest
The Für Das Kind Kindertransport Memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London
Holocaust monument, Judenplatz, Vienna, Austria
This Holocaust monument was created by British artist Rachel Whiteread in commemoration of the Austrian Jews who died during the Nazis-regimes.
Holocaust Memorial, Liberec, Czech Republic
The Hall of Names, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, Israel
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I looks at pictures of Jewish Holocaust victims at the Hall of Names.
Holocaust memorial at Auschwitz, Poland
Memorial near Nordhausen, eastern Germany
Former concentration camp inmate Petro Mischtschuk lays a flower in front of the former crematorium as visitors and former prisoners of the former Nazi concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora take part in festivities to commemorate the camp's liberation 68 years ago, on April 12, 2013.