Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

News / Fri 26th Jan 2018 at 10:09am

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Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

THIS week, Robert Halfon signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to pledge his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and pay tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

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 ‘The power of words’.

After signing the Book of Commitment, Robert Halfon MP commented:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Harlow and the villages to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors.

The Holocaust Educational Trust do an incredible job of reminding the world, particularly students and children in the UK, of the horrors of Nazi Germany. I have been incredibly touched by the number of residents who have been in touch with me about this, particularly students from St Marks and Harlow College.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

“The Holocaust did not start in the gas chambers but with hate filled words. Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. We are very grateful to Robert Halfon for signing the Book of Commitment, signalling a continued commitment to remembering the victims of the Holocaust as well as challenging antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry in all its forms.”

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