Jo has pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book for Commitment in the House of Commons.
By signing, Jo paid tribute to the remarkable individuals who survived the appalling events of the Holocaust, and joined the efforts of many schools and local communities to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
This year is the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. To commemorate all those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust, the Memorial Day aims to encourage the sharing of survivors’ stories so that we can learn from their experiences.
Commenting, Jo said:
“I was pleased to have the opportunity to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. With anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice still unfortunately present in our society, learning from the extraordinary stories of those who survived will help us to create a brighter future.”
Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, commented:
“We are delighted that Jo Swinson is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. As the number of survivors dwindles, remembering the Holocaust and passing on their testimony is more crucial than ever. Reflecting on these untold stories helps give back voices to those who were persecuted and reinforces the contemporary lessons that can be learnt from this dark period in our history.”
The Holocaust Educational Trust works to raise awareness and understanding in schools and amongst the wider public of the Holocaust and its relevance today. For further information, please contact Paul Evans on 020 7222 6822.