THE ANNIVERSARY of the date that Auschwitz was liberated is to be remembered with a live webcast.

Three days before the Holocaust Memorial Day, Pickering library will become an arena for people to come and watch as a war camp survivor, Harry Spiro interacts and discusses the historical day, along with ITV's Judge Robert Rinder.

The webcast will remember the historical date which took place on January 27, 1945 and marked the end of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during the Second World War.

Survivor Mr Spiro will appear on a live feed, along side Mr Rinder, who recently discovered on the BBC's reunion programme 'Who Do You Think You Are' that his grandfather had been a Holocaust survivor.

Coincidentally, Mr Spiro had also lived in the same town as Mr Rinder's grandfather.

Speaking about the event, North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White executive member for libraries, said: "This offers local people a chance to come together to remember and reflect.

"As a hub of the community, the library is an ideal venue to host such an event.

"I hope as many people as are able will take the opportunity to attend."

The live webcast has been organised by the charity, the Holocaust Education Trust, which is based in London.

Since it was founded in 1988, the charity has become well known for its encouragement to have the Holocaust taught as part of the National Curriculum.

The event will take place on Thursday, January 24 and begin at 10am.

It will be free of charge.