Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Cambridge MP Honours Those Who Died During The Holocaust

MP Julian Huppert Signing Book of Commitment

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has honoured those who died during the Holocaust by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons.

The signing was organized by the Holocaust Educational Trust to mark the 67th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Holocaust Memorial Day will take place on Friday (January 27) when thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country to remember the victim of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

Julian said: “It is crucial that we remember the victims of genocide and the extraordinary men and women who survived. By this simple act of remembrance, we are also encouraging people to speak out against any form of prejudice today.

“We also need to continue to educate our young people about the mistakes of the past so that we can build tolerant, cohesive societies for future generations.”