This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to support Holocaust Memorial Day and honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as pay tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.
Holocaust Memorial Day falls on the 27th January every year, the anniversary of the liberation of the infamous former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in 1945. Across the UK, people will come together to remember the horrors of the past.
I welcome that the Government will soon be introducing new legislation to progress the construction of a national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. Located next to the Houses of Parliament, the memorial will serve as a powerful reminder to the whole of society of the Holocaust, its victims and where prejudice can lead if unchallenged.