(Deutsche Welle) Survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp near the eastern German city of Weimar were to gather at the site on Saturday to commemorate the camp's liberation by American soldiers on 11 April, 1945.
The around 80 former camp inmates have come from several European countries as well as Australia, Israel, the USA and Canada to take part in a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 3:15 p.m local time (1315 UTC) - the time at which the camp was liberated - to remember their murdered co-prisoners.
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Three veterans of the US army division that liberated the camp have also come to Weimar for the commemorations, which will continue into the evening with lectures, films and music in Weimar's German National Theater.