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People pause to remember Holocaust

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – People of all faiths observed Holocaust remembrances on Sunday.

That included Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in south Shreveport.

It was a day to remember the more than 6,000,000 Jews killed in World War II.

One of Shreveport's oldest residents is a Holocaust survivor and was on hand for Sunday's observance.

"It means the whole world to me that after that many years people still want to come and list to me and it really makes me feel good," said Holocaust Survivor and speaker Dr. Rose Van Thyn.

 Another Holocaust ceremony took place at the site of a former concentration camp, liberated exactly 65-years ago Sunday.

On April 11th, 1945, General George Patton reached Buchenwald, freeing 21,000 inmates.

Over a period of eight years, a quarter-of-a-million people were imprisoned there with the Nazi's killing at least 56,000 of them.

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