On Holocaust Memorial Day, which falls on the 27th January, the day of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, I joined people from around the world in remembering the 6 million Jews and the vast numbers of other victims who were murdered during the Nazi Holocaust.
To mark this important day, I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament, in doing so pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring the millions who were systematically murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who continue to work tirelessly in old age to educate young people about these horrors.
The work of the Holocaust Educational Trust remains as important now as ever. The Trust was established in 1988 with the aim of educating young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons we must learn from the past to protect our future. The Holocaust was an unparalleled horror, and it is important that young people today continue to be educated about this event to ensure nothing like it ever happens again.
It is poignant that there has been a recent report highlighting a worrying increase in antisemitic incidents in this country. For further details about this see the following link to a Report by the Community Security Trust (Charity Number: 1042391):https://cst.org.uk/data/file/b/e/Incidents%20Report%202016.1486376547.pdf.