MP Jim Fitzpatrick signs Holocaust Book of Commitment in Commons
PUBLISHED: 12:35 17 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:35 17 January 2014
Holocaust Educational Trust
MP Jim Fitzpatrick has signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons for this year's Holocaust Memorial Day.
The Book created by the Holocaust Educational Trust honours the millions of men, women and children who died as well as the survivors who still work 70 years on to educate new generations about what they endured in the Second World War.
“It is important we remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust,” the Poplar and Limehouse MP said. “Holocaust Memorial Day serves as a reminder that we must continue to challenge all forms of hatred and intolerance.”
January 27 marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the largest mass murder in history took place in which more than a million Jews were murdered. The Nazis exterminated six million Jews at death camps during the Holocaust, as well as political and social “outcasts” and other ethnic groups such as gypsies.
Hundreds of commemorative events are taking place at schools, faith groups and community organisations to remember victims of the Holocaust and later genocides.