Holocaust Memorial Day

On Thursday 27th January, Valerie pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to honour those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. 

To mark the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed the Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, so that MPs could remember those who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust.  It also gave MPs an opporunity to support the sharing and safeguarding of the ‘Untold Stories’ of Holocaust survivors. 

Valerie paid tribute to the remarkable inviduals who survived the appalling events of the Holocaust, and have since dedicated their lives to educate younger generations about the dangers of allowing persecution and intolerance to become prevalent in society. 

In honour of Holocaust Memorial Day, schools, local communities and faith groups in the UK joined together to commemorate those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust, and in subsequent genocides.  In doing so, they aimed to motivate people, both  individually and collectively, to ensure that the horrendous crimes, racism and victimisation committed during the Holocaust are neither forgotten nor repeated.

For more information on Holocaust Memorial Day, please see this website: http://www.hmd.org.uk/