Issued: January 28, 2016
PICTURE: A picture of Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing signing the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment can be viewed and downloaded HERE
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.
In doing so she pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, honoured those who were murdered during the Holocaust and paid tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Wednesday, January 27, marked 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, Mrs Laing said: “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 encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of my community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “We are proud that Eleanor Laing 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."