Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
This week Sharon Hodgson MP pledged her commitment to preserving the memory of those that died there by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.
In the weeks leading up to and after 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.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Sharon Hodgson MP commented:
"Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau – and is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and make sure they are not forgotten.
"I hope everybody up and down the country can take some time to remember those that died and will also remember how important it is to fight against prejudice and intolerance in society.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
“We are proud that Sharon Hodgson MP is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. As we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps, 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.
For more information on the Holocaust Educational Trust, click here: Holocaust Educational Trust