Local MP, Sir Robert Smith, has pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honoured those who were murdered.
He signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment this week.
In doing so, Sir Robert also paid tribute to the Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Tuesday, January 27, marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau - the site of the largest mass murder in history.
After signing the Book of Commitment, the MP said: “This is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and make sure they are not forgotten.”
Karen Pollock MBE, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, added: “We are proud that Sir Robert is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day.
‘‘As we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps in 2015, it is vitally important that we both continue to remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust – as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge anti-semitism and all forms of bigotry.”