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Town's MP supports Holocaust victims
4:00pm Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
DROITWICH Spa’s MP has pledged his support for Holocaust Memorial Day.
Peter Luff has signed the Book of Commitment in the House of Commons in preparation for the memorial day on Sunday, January 27.
To mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp which is the site of the largest mass murder in history, the Holocaust Educational Trust has placed the book in the House of Commons, giving MPs the chance to honour those who were persecuted and killed.
In signing the Book of Commitment, the Mid-Worcestershire MP paid tribute to those who died during the Holocaust and honoured the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured, through the Holocaust Educational Trust’s outreach programme.
In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events have been arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisation to remember this important day.
Mr Luff said: “Holocaust Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and the needless suffering that was caused. Every year that passes makes it more important to remember what happened – this is one lesson from history, quite recent history, we must never forget.
“I encourage all my constituents to mark the day and to join others in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.”