Milton Howard, a correspondent for the Daily Worker, saw Hitler's death camps. For Holocaust Remembrance Day, we re-publish his account.
The exact date is undetermined, but on or about this day 70 years ago, in 1945, Anne Frank perished at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
It is estimated that 1.3 million people were killed at the Auschwitz extermination camp, of which 90 per cent were Jews.
Berlusconi, a billionaire media titan, whose conservatives are polling second in voter surveys ahead of next month's election, spoke to reporters a during ceremony commemorating the Holocaust.
It was 65 years ago that hundreds of concentration camps across eastern Europe were liberated.