Robertson underlines continuing importance of Holocaust Day

Moray’s MP signed the Holocaust Book of Commitment.

THE IMPORTANCE OF people in the modern world never forgetting the treatment of those who were sent to Nazi concentration camps has been underlined by Moray’s MP.

This week Angus Robertson signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust and paying tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

Friday, January 27 will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. Leading up to that day thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, with the theme for 2017 ‘How can life go on?’

The Moray MP said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Moray and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust.

“As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors. I would encourage my constituents to show their support for such an important day.

“Many students from Moray’s schools have visited the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp with the support of the Holocaust Educational Trust. Additionally, holocaust survivors have visited Moray schools over the years to share the horrific experiences they endured during the World War II.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, added: “Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.

“We are very grateful to Angus Robertson MP for signing the Book of Commitment, signalling a continued commitment to remembering the victims of the Holocaust as well as challenging antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry in all its forms.”