Local MP Caroline Dinenage has this week signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment in the House of Commons.
Her signature marks her commitment to honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about this historical tragedy.
Wednesday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day, which marks the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. 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, Caroline commented:
"Seventy-one years on from the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau it is as important as ever to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and ensure that they are never forgotten, to help prevent these terrible tragedies ever occurring again. I encourage all local people to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and join together in the fight against prejudice and intolerance."
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
"We are proud that Caroline Dinenage MP is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. As we mark the 71st 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 antisemitism and all forms of bigotry."
Shortly after becoming an MP, Caroline visited Auschwitz-Birkenau with a group of sixth-form students from Bay House School and St. Vincent College.