Sunday, 27 January 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, an important opportunity for us all to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it is becoming ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors. The theme of this year's commemorations is 'Torn from Home' and thousands of commemorative events have been taking place across the country, arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. Today is an especially significant day as 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Earlier this week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment to pledge my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. I would encourage you to find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day and the hugely important work done to ensure that the Holocaust is never forgotten by visiting here-