Ahead of tomorrow’s Holocaust Memorial Day, David Hanson MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to pledge his commitment to the day, and to honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust and pay tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Mr Hanson signalled his continued support for the day and the educational efforts around it ahead of Tuesday the 27th which will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events have been arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
David Hanson MP said:
“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and make sure they are not forgotten. I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of my community in the continuing fight against prejudice and intolerance.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
“We are proud that David is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. As we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps in 2015, it is vitally important that we both continue to remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust – as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry.”