A Trust being funded by the Scottish Government is providing an opportunity for two students from every school and college in Moray to visit Aauschwitz-Birkenau.
Marking Holocaust Memorial Day this week, Richard Lochhead MSP said that it was important to keep the memories of victims alive when he signed a ‘book of commitment’ at the Scottish Parliament.
The Moray MSP was highlighting the Holocaust Educational Trust ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project under which funding has been made available that would allow two students from each secondary school in Moray to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn more about the horrors suffered there.
Mr Lochhead said: “It was an honour to be able to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in the Scottish Parliament by signing the Book of Commitment.
“The atrocities of the Nazi Regime and the Holocaust are humanity’s lowest point, and we have a duty to ensure that we never forget the horrific treatment of Jews and other minority groups.
“The world was changed forever after the liberation of the camps, and through education it is important we keep the memories of victims and survivors alive.
“Only through education can we ensure that future generations are not condemned to repeat such atrocities.”
Further information on the Lessons from Auschwitz project can be found online.