Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
In doing so Gwynne pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, 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 to this day.
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.
In the lead up to and on 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. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘The power of words’.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and ensure they are never forgotten. In the comfort of today’s world it can be all too easy to forget the horrors of the past, which is why I believe that we must always remember.
“This day also allows communities to re-commit to combat racism and prejudice in all its forms, and I encourage constituents across Denton and Reddish to mark the day and to join in the ongoing struggle against prejudice and intolerance.”