Local Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day this week to honour the millions who were killed and pay tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.
Ms Brabin joined inspirational survivors and young ambassadors at a special reception where she pledged her support by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.
Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin said:
“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Batley and Spen and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust.
“It is vital that we never forget the horror that unfolded and the hatred that fuelled it, and we should take time to remember the victims and pay tribute to the survivors.
“I would encourage all my constituents to show their support for such an important day and stand up to prejudice and intolerance in all its forms.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “The Holocaust did not start in the gas chambers but with hate filled words. Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.
“We are very grateful to Tracy Brabin MP for signing the Book of Commitment, signalling a continued commitment to remembering the victims of the Holocaust as well as challenging antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry.”