South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes recently signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.
By signing, he pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honoured those who died as well as the extraordinary survivors of mass murder who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they witnessed and endured.
Mr Hayes said: “Remembering the devastating consequences of anti-semitism matters now and will forever.
“Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau – and is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and make sure they are not forgotten.”
“I strongly support the great work the Trust does, working closely with schools to help young people from every background learn about the Holocaust and what important lessons the events of the War have to teach us.”
This has become still more important with the emergence across Europe of fringe parties with extreme views who want us to forget the lessons of the Nazi’s crimes.
Karen Pollock MBE, of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “We are proud that John is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. As we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps in 2015, 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.”