The Holocaust remembered in Westminster

AN MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment – honouring those who lost their lives and paying tribute to the survivors of the atrocities.

Tatton MP Esther McVey added her name to the book to mark Holocaust Memorial Day yesterday (JAN 27) at an event in Westminster.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and the end of the Second World War.

Ms McVey said: “I was honoured to sign the book and I want to pay thank the Holocaust Educational Trust for the work it does in teaching and educating young people about what happened. Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for all of us to reflect on the darkest times of European history. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the six million Jewish victims and also pay tribute to the survivors.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: ““As the Holocaust moves further into history, it falls on all of us to ensure that their stories and the stories of the 6 Jewish million men, women and children brutally murdered by the Nazis, are never forgotten. We all have a duty to remember the Holocaust and to stand up against antisemitism and hate, now more than ever.”