Holocaust Memorial Day – Untold Stories

[24/01/2011 | No comment]

Earlier this month I pledged my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to honour those who perished in the Holocaust.
With 27th January marking the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to give MPs the opportunity to remember those who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust. It also supports the sharing and safeguarding of ‘Untold Stories’, learning from survivors’ experiences to ensure that the horrendous crimes, racism and victimisation committed during the Holocaust are neither forgotten nor repeated.
We will soon be a community without survivors of the Holocaust, so remembering and passing on their testimony is more crucial than ever. Reflecting on ‘Untold Stories’ helps give back voices to those who were persecuted and reinforces the contemporary lessons that can be learnt from this dark period in our history.
I pay tribute to those remarkable individuals who survived the appalling events of the Holocaust and have since dedicated their lives to educating younger generations about the dangers of allowing persecution and intolerance to take hold in society.

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