Today John Whittingdale joined MPs from all parties in signing the Holocaust Memorial Trust’s book of Commitment, to pledge his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honour all the victims and pay tribute to those who survived.
It was on this day in 1945 that Soviet soldiers liberated the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auswitz-Birkenau. 77 years later on todays Holocaust Memorial Day, we reflect on one of the darkest moments of history, and remember and pay tribute to the millions of lives lost to anti-Semitism and hatred.
The Holocaust Educational Trust was founded in 1988. Their core mission is to raise awareness and understanding in schools and amongst the wider public of the Holocaust and its relevance today. Mr Whittingdale shares their belief that the Holocaust must have a permanent place in our nation’s collective memory.
Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
“As the Holocaust fades from living memory, 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 and their collaborators, are never forgotten. We all have a duty to remember the Holocaust and to stand up against antisemitism and hate, now more than ever.”