Barbara signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons on Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) to honour those who perished in the Holocaust. This year was the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau , the Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
By signing the Book of Commitment, Barbara paid tribute to those remarkable individuals who survived the appalling events of the Holocaust and have since dedicated their lives to educating younger generations about the dangers of allowing persecution and intolerance to take hold in society.
On and around Holocaust Memorial Day, schools, local communities and faith groups from across the UK joined together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Thousands of events were held across the country to commemorate all those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis, including a ‘Legacy of Hope’ event at Buile Hill Park in Salford aimed at helping future generations learn the lessons of the Holocaust.
“Holocaust Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Holocaust Survivors, to remember the millions who died under Hitler’s regime and to commit to a future free from racism and discrimination.
“Holocaust Survivors are extraordinary people. We have a duty to them to pass on the lessons of the Holocaust to future generations. I support the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust, which uses Survivors’ experiences to help create a future free from hatred and prejudice.”
Barbara signs the Book of Commitment in the House of Commons