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By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped as much 3 percent on Tuesday as a weaker dollar propped up commodities priced in the currency, prompting short-covering in a market that has sold off with little pause over the past seven months. An updated Reuters poll showed U.S. crude inventories rose 4.1 million barrels, on average, in the week to Jan. 23. The American Petroleum Institute (API), an industry group, will release its weekly inventory report at 2130 GMT. "Given the expectations in supply, it's kind of surprising to see the market pop this much today," said Andrew Lipow, president at Lipow Oil Associates in Texas.
For what may be the last time, elderly Holocaust survivors returned to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp 70 years after its liberation Tuesday, to urge the world never to forget one of history's worst atrocities. Around 300 survivors, some wearing scarves in the blue-and-white stripes of their death camp uniforms, joined world leaders for an emotional memorial at the epicentre of the Nazi genocide of Jews. The commemoration at the cold and austere camp, which was blanketed in snow, comes amid concern over a resurgence in anti-Semitism in France, Germany and other parts of Europe. "We do not want our past to be our children's future," said survivor Roman Kent, 86, his voice breaking with emotion.