Dan Rogerson pledges commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day
In signing the Book of Commitment, Mr Rogerson paid tribute to the extraordinary men and women who died in the holocaust, and also promised support for the efforts of Holocaust survivors to encourage young people to speak out against hatred and racism today.
January 27th will mark the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp which is the site of the largest mass murder in history.
In the weeks running up to the day, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, giving MPs the chance to honour those who were persecuted and killed during the Holocaust.
Mr Rogerson is encouraging everyone to actively stand against prejudice and hatred wherever they encounter it.
Thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, including a Holocaust Memorial Evening at Bodmin College on January 27th to remember all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
Dan Rogerson MP commented:
“Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau – and is an important opportunity to both remember the victims of genocide. I would encourage everyone to mark the day and to commit to ‘speaking up and speaking out’ against prejudice today.”
Commenting further, Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
“We are proud that Dan Rogerson MP is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day this year. It is vitally important that we both remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust – as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge all forms of bigotry.”