Yesterday Andrew signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and 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, including in South West Wiltshire.
Wednesday 27th January will mark 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 will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Andrew commented:
“I encourage everyone to mark the annual Holocaust Memorial Day in remembrance of the millions slaughtered by the Nazis and to guard against the creeping prejudice, scapegoating and intolerance that can lead to such monumental evil.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
“We are proud that Andrew Murrison is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. As we mark the 71st anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps, 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 antisemitism and all forms of bigotry.