Local MP pays tribute to Holocaust survivors

Julian Knight has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledging his support to Holocaust Memorial Day.

In doing so, he honoured those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and paid tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked annually on 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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 ‘Torn from Home’.

Speaking after the event, Julian said:

“I very proud to sign the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to Holocaust Memorial. Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to reflect on this tragic and horrifying event, and renew our commitment to ensuring nothing like it ever happens again.

“As the Holocaust begins to pass from living memory and into history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims, pay tribute to the survivors, and protect their legacy.”