This week Heather signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day. This year marks the 75th year since the liberation of the concentration camps across Europe, marking an end to the Second World War.
On the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day, commemorative events have been held across the country, in schools faith groups and community organisations, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘Stand Together’.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Heather Wheeler MP commented:
“I went to pay my respect to those murdered during the holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.
It is important that we take the time to reflect on Holocaust Memorial day and it is an opportunity for the people of South Derbyshire to remember the six million Jewish victims and the survivors. No matter the time passed we must never forget the horror that took place."
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.”