Carol Monaghan MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Carol Monaghan MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her 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.

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’.

After signing the Book of Commitment, Carol Monaghan MP commented:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people in Glasgow North West and indeed across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. It is important to make sure the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, as well as other acts of genocide and persecution, are not forgotten.

“I’ve signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment and I encourage everyone in Glasgow North West to mark the day and to join the fight against prejudice and intolerance. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘the power of words’ and, as the Holocaust moves from living memory, it is vital that racism, anti-Semitism, sectarianism and any other form of bigotry are never allowed to go unchallenged.”

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 Carol 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 in all its forms.”

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