This week Andrew Jones MP 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 today. Mr Jones has supported events to commemorate the Holocaust during all his time as our area’s MP.
It is 77 years since the liberation of the concentration camps of Europe and the end of the Second World War. And today, 27 January, marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. People across the globe are gathering to remember.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Andrew commented: “Holocaust Memorial Day helps us remember the darkest days of our history. As the number of survivors dwindles it makes doing so even more important. Living history, recounted first hand by those who experienced it, needs to carry on even after direct memory is no longer available to us. That is why these commemorative events become ever more significant.”
Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “As the Holocaust fades from living memory, it falls on all of us to ensure that their stories and the stories of the six Jewish million men, women and children brutally murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, are never forgotten. We all have a duty to remember the Holocaust and to stand up against antisemitism and hate, now more than ever.”