Marking Holocaust Memorial Day

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day last week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so I was pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day today. Today it is important that we honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust whilst paying our tributes to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

Today is significant as it marks the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

This is the 71st anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps and with time passing it is vitally important that we continue to remember and learn from the awful events of the Holocaust whilst making a commitment to challenge any prejudice or intolerance in our society.