Copeland MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

COPELAND’s MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

Copeland MP, Trudy Harrison, as she signs the Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Trudy Harrison MP has pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who lost their lives as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Saturday January 27 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.

On Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events take place by across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust.

The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘The power of words’.

After signing the Book of Commitment Mrs Harrison, said “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Copeland and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust.

“As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors. I would encourage my constituents to show their support for such an important day.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “The Holocaust did not start in the gas chambers but with hate filled words. Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.

“We are very grateful to Trudy 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.”