Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has 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 survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured.
Monday 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.
In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events are arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
Mr Stephenson said: “Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, which I visited with local college students in 2012.
“It is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.
“I encourage all Pendle residents to mark the day and to join members of my community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.”