The final return to hell: 70 years after they were liberated, Auschwitz survivors make last landmark pilgrimage

Standing in the falling snow under the Auschwitz floodlights, the brave survivors who witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust have tonight gathered at the Nazi death camp to pay their respects on the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

In what is expected to be the last major anniversary for many of the survivors, those who lived through the horrors of the camp paid tribute to the more than one million people, mainly Jews, who were killed there during the Second World War.

A Jewish leader stood before the crowd and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.