Julian signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment
January 27, 2024
This week, Julian signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.
Holocaust Memorial Day falls on 27th January every year, the anniversary of the liberation of the infamous former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in 1945. Across the UK – and world – people will come together to remember the horrors of the past.
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 ‘Fragility of Freedom’.
On Holocaust Memorial Day we also remember and pay tribute to all of those persecuted by the Nazis, including Roma and Sinti people, disabled people, gay men, political opponents to the Nazis and others. We also remember all of those affected by genocide since, in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Posting on social media on Holocaust Memorial Day, Julian said:
” On behalf of constituents in York Outer, I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment in Parliament this week.
“As we mark Holocaust Memorial Day, we remember the six million Jewish people as well as the disabled people, LGBT people, freemasons and Eastern Europeans murdered by the Nazis.
“The day is ever more poignant with antisemitism on the rise in the United Kingdom. Today I recommit to fighting this prejudice and ensuring it has no place in our country. “