Friday, 26 January 2018

Pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day, dedicated to remembering the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The day also marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment to pledge my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust, while paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Thousands of events will be taking place across the country, arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations, to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. You can find out more about how you can mark Holocaust Memorial Day here-

Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people around the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. It is so important that we remember the victims and pay tribute to the survivors. I encourage you all to show your support for this important day.