To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Duncan signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, honouring those who died during the Holocaust as well as honouring the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured.
Monday 27th January marked the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
In the weeks leading up to and after 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.
“It is important that we honour those who died in the Holocaust and other genocides, and to remember the horrors humanity is capable of if we are not vigilant against prejudice, intolerance and oppression.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
“We are proud that Duncan Hames is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. It is vitally important that we both continue to remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust – as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge antisemitism and all forms of bigotry.”