Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Barbara marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Barbara marked the sixth annual Holocaust Memorial Day by adding her name to a book of remembrance.

Around 6 million Jewish people were murdered in Nazi concentration camps during the 1930’s and 1940’s, as well people from other religious and minority groups.

Barbara expressed her support for the annual day of remembrance, saying:

“The Holocaust was the greatest act of collective evil in human history – it is hard to accept that human beings are capable of such things. Yet there have since been appalling acts of genocide in countries such as Rwanda.

"That is why Holocaust Memorial Day is so important; not only as a commemoration of the lives of those who died, but as an opportunity to teach our children and young people about the evils of racism and genocide and invite them to commit to the principles of tolerance, justice and democracy. Remembering the Holocaust reasserts these values; that is why it deserves this place in our collective memory.

"It is vital that we continue to learn from the past and have the courage to confront prejudice and abhor acts of persecution."

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