Mark Lancaster MP

17 JAN 2013

Mark signs Holocaust Memorial Book

City MP Mark Lancaster signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons. In doing so he has pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, honouring those who died during the Holocaust.

Sunday January 27th will 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. In the weeks running up to the day, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, giving MPs the chance to honour those who were persecuted and killed during the Holocaust and encouraging constituents to work together to combat prejudice and racism today.

In signing the Book of Commitment, Mark Lancaster paid tribute to those who perished during the Holocaust and honoured the extraordinary Holocaust 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 will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country and some in Milton Keynes, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. This year, people will also be encouraged to honour those communities that have been destroyed by genocide and reflect on the importance of coming together to oppose prejudice and hatred.

Mark said:

"It was an honour to be able to sign the Book of Commitment in order to honour those who died in the Holocaust. Holocaust Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to remember the victims of the Holocaust and I hope people will mark the day and join members of the community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance."

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