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Holocaust Memorial Day 2018: why it’s important to remember genocide victims today

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The railway tracks leading to the main gates at Auschwitz (Picture: Getty Images)

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, a day when it is important to remember those whose lives were lost to genocide.

Remembering those murdered for their beliefs is not only about honouring them, their families and making sure the victims are never forgotten. but also to fight those who deny such atrocities ever happened.

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That’s because denial is often the starting point to these kind of horrors, according to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

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