This week David Morris MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.
This year we are marking 75 years since the liberation of the concentration camps of Europe and the end of the Second World War. At the end of the month, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, people across the globe will remember.
In the lead up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘Stand Together’.
After signing the Book of Commitment, David Morris MP commented:
“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people for everyone in Morecambe and Lunesdale to remember the Holocaust and the lives that were lost. I signed the book of commitment on behalf of the whole constituency to continue to remember the victims of the Holocaust. It is important now more than ever to educate people on what happened in the Holocaust and to reiterate that anti-Semitism has no place in our society and will never be tolerated.
The work of the Holocaust Memorial Trust is so important as it continues to teach young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance, to ensure that the Holocaust is never allowed to happen again.”
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.”