On Tuesday 21st January, Theresa May signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, and in doing so pledged 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 today.
This year marks 75 years since the liberation of the concentration camps of Europe and the end of the Second World War. At the end of the month, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, people across the globe will remember.
Thousands of commemorative events have been 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 ‘Stand Together’.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Theresa May MP commented:
“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to reflect on the darkest times of European history. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember all the victims and pay tribute to the survivors. In an increasingly divided and divisive world we must renew our commitment to end anti-Semitism and all forms of racism.”