Marking Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January, Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, honouring those who died during the Holocaust as well as honouring the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured.
27th January 2014 marked the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. For the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events have been arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
Jeremy Hunt MP said:
“Visiting Auschwitz was one of the most powerful and moving moments in my entire life. The work of the Holocaust Education Trust is extraordinary in - quite simply - making sure this never happens again.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
“We are proud that Jeremy Hunt MP is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. 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.”