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Holocaust Memorials Around The World

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.

Posted on January 27, 2015, at 10:17 a.m. ET

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

Some of the 2,711 polished marble blocks or "stellae" that comprise the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany.
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Some of the 2,711 polished marble blocks or "stellae" that comprise the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany.

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Israeli artist and Holocaust survivor Yehuda Bacon at the memorial on Monday, 23 June 2014.
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Israeli artist and Holocaust survivor Yehuda Bacon at the memorial on Monday, 23 June 2014.

Memorial for the Baruch Auerbach Jewish Orphanage, Berlin

A student stands in front of the last remaining part of a wall of the Baruch Auerbach Orphanage for Jewish Girls and Boys, which shows the names and the age of deported children killed by the Nazis. The children were deported from the orphanage to Riga in 1942 and murdered.
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A student stands in front of the last remaining part of a wall of the Baruch Auerbach Orphanage for Jewish Girls and Boys, which shows the names and the age of deported children killed by the Nazis. The children were deported from the orphanage to Riga in 1942 and murdered.

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The Wall of Names at the Shoah Memorial, Paris

A man studies the Wall of Names, on which the names of the 76,000 Jews deported from France during World War II are written, at the Shoah Memorial, Paris.
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A man studies the Wall of Names, on which the names of the 76,000 Jews deported from France during World War II are written, at the Shoah Memorial, Paris.

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Memorial for LGBT people persecuted by the Nazis, Tel Aviv

A man lays a white rose at a memorial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv.
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A man lays a white rose at a memorial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv.

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Memorial for Jews deported to concentration camps, Plzen, Czech Republic

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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

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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

A visitor looks at statues by artist Kenneth Treister, on display as part of a memorial depicting thousands of victims crawling into an open hand representing freedom.
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A visitor looks at statues by artist Kenneth Treister, on display as part of a memorial depicting thousands of victims crawling into an open hand representing freedom.

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Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest

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These iron shoes on the bank of the Danube mark the Holocaust in Hungary. Hundreds of Hungarian Jews had to leave their shoes on the bank before they were driven into the river by Hungarian militiamen during WWII.
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These iron shoes on the bank of the Danube mark the Holocaust in Hungary. Hundreds of Hungarian Jews had to leave their shoes on the bank before they were driven into the river by Hungarian militiamen during WWII.

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The Für Das Kind Kindertransport Memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London

The "Für Das Kind" Kindertransport Memorial at Liverpool Street Station was unveiled on September 2003 but had to be taken down because it failed to prevent the deterioration of its contents, and was replaced in 2006 by another sculpture. The glass suitcase contained items children took with them on the Kindertransport, a rescue mission conducted by the UK before and during the first months of World War II.
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The "Für Das Kind" Kindertransport Memorial at Liverpool Street Station was unveiled on September 2003 but had to be taken down because it failed to prevent the deterioration of its contents, and was replaced in 2006 by another sculpture. The glass suitcase contained items children took with them on the Kindertransport, a rescue mission conducted by the UK before and during the first months of World War II.

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The replacement sculpture, "Children of the Kindertransport", outside Liverpool Street Station in London.
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The replacement sculpture, "Children of the Kindertransport", outside Liverpool Street Station in London.

Holocaust monument, Judenplatz, Vienna, Austria

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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

Rabbi Tomas Kucera looks at names of victims on the Holocaust Memorial in Liberec, some 100km north of Prague, Czech Republic. The memorial opened to mark the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, a pogrom in Nazi Germany that took place on 9–10 November, 1938.
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Rabbi Tomas Kucera looks at names of victims on the Holocaust Memorial in Liberec, some 100km north of Prague, Czech Republic. The memorial opened to mark the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, a pogrom in Nazi Germany that took place on 9–10 November, 1938.

The Hall of Names, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, Israel

Israelis visit the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, which commemorates the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II.
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Israelis visit the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, which commemorates the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II.

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Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I looks at pictures of Jewish Holocaust victims at the Hall of Names.

Holocaust memorial at Auschwitz, Poland

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Memorial near Nordhausen, eastern Germany

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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.

Holocaust memorial in Schwerte, Germany

A memorial for the victims of a former Nazi concentration sub-camp in Schwerte, western Germany.
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A memorial for the victims of a former Nazi concentration sub-camp in Schwerte, western Germany.

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