MP signs book in remembrance of Holocaust victims

Angus MP Dave Doogan honoured those murdered during the Holocaust by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment at the House of Commons.
​Dave Doogan signs the Book of Commitment at the House of Commons.​Dave Doogan signs the Book of Commitment at the House of Commons.
​Dave Doogan signs the Book of Commitment at the House of Commons.

In pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, he also paid tribute to the Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

The Holocaust Educational Trust was founded in 1988 with the aim of raising awareness and understanding in schools and amongst the wider public of the Holocaust and its relevance today.

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Holocaust Memorial Day falls on January 27 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 come together to remember the horrors of the past.

Thousands of commemorative events are 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 ‘Ordinary People’.

Holocaust Memorial Day also remembers and pays 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.

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It also includes remembrance of all of those affected by genocide since, in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Mr Doogan said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Angus to reflect on the darkest times of European history. I pledge to remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered in Holocaust.”

Karen Pollock, Holocaust Educational Trust chief executive, said: “On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the six million men, women and children who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, simply for being Jewish, and we pay tribute to the incredible survivors, many of whom still share their testimony day in and day out to ensure that future generations never forget the horrors of the past.

"We also remember that antisemitism did not start or end with the Holocaust, we must all be vigilant, and speak out whenever it is found.”

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