JARROW MP Stephen Hepburn is urging people to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and spare a thought for the victims of the atrocity.
Mr Hepburn has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, honouring those who died, as well as the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured.
Holocaust Memorial Day, on Monday, January 27, will this year mark the 69th anniversary of 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.
Mr Hepburn 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.
“I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of my community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.”