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Farron Signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book Of Commitment

January 29, 2016 3:47 PM

Holocaust Memorial DayThis week local MP Tim Farron signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, to pledge his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust. Tim also paid tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

Wednesday 27th January 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, Tim commented: "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.

"Moreover, it serves as a reminder of the awful reality of what can happen when prejudice and intolerance are not confronted, and of the need for us to stand up for the values of decency, tolerance and respect. I encourage all constituents to join in the fight against prejudice and intolerance."

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: "We are proud that Tim Farron 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."