The testimonies of a Holocaust survivor and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide were the highlights of a law enforcement conference Tuesday in London.

The conference brought probation staff and voluntary agencies, who work with criminal offenders to help prevent recurring offenses and protect the public, together to discuss how they work with survivors of torture, genocide and hate.

The conference, entitled “Surviving Holocaust, Genocide and Post Traumatic Stress” was organized by London Probation, a law enforcement agency which is part of the UK Probation Service. Over 60 professionals from the participating agencies attended the conference.

The unique one-day event commemorated the survival of communities that have often arrived as refugees fleeing unimaginable horror and resettled in the UK.