This week Craig Tracey MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so he pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honoured 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 we are marking 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.
In the lead up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be 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’.
On 27th January Craig remembered victims and survivors of the Holocaust at the memorial service at Central Hall in Westminster, where survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, and their relatives, spoke of their experiences to an audience which included the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prime Minister.
Craig Tracey MP commented:
“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from North Warwickshire and Bedworth, and across the world, to reflect on the darkest times of European history. As the last generation of survivors reach old age, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the six million Jewish victims and also pay tribute to the survivors.
The memorial service at Westminster Hall was so moving. We must make sure that future generations continue to honour the victims and survivors of this these terrible events.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
““As the Holocaust moves further into history, it falls on all of us to ensure that their stories and the stories of the 6 Jewish million men, women and children brutally murdered by the Nazis, are never forgotten. We all have a duty to remember the Holocaust and to stand up against antisemitism and hate, now more than ever.”