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This week Nia Griffith MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

Friday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

In the lead up to and on 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. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘How can life go on?’

After signing the Book of Commitment, Nia Griffith MP commented:

“It is very important that once again as Holocaust Memorial Day approaches, we should all reflect on the appalling tragedy of the Holocaust, remembering the victims and paying tribute to the survivors. We should also vow to do everything we can to make sure that we stand up to all forms of racism, anti-semitism and prejudice. I would like to thank the  Holocaust Educational Trust for all the excellent work they do, reminding us and educating younger generations  about the Holocaust.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. We are very grateful to Nia Griffith MP for signing the Book of Commitment, signalling a continued commitment to remembering the victims of the Holocaust as well as challenging antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry in all its forms.