To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deidre Brock signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and paying tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Holocaust Memorial Day falls on the date of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Deidre commented:
"Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, the largest mass murder in history. Six million Jewish people were systematically killed by the Nazis - that's more than the entire population of Scotland murdered.
"We must remember the horrors of what happened in the Holocaust and all subsequent genocides in order to learn lessons from them and create a safer future. We must never stand by and allow hatred to fester in our society.
"I encourage everyone to mark the day and to join the fight against prejudice and intolerance."
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
"We are proud that Deidre Brock MP is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. As we mark the 71st anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps, it is vitally important that we both continue to remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust – as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge antisemitism and all forms of bigotry."
See the Holocaust Memorial Day Website for more information at hmd.org.uk
In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, 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.
30/08/19 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Royston/Wardieburn Community Centre
06/09/19 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Constituency Office, 166 Great Junction Street Leith
13/09/19 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm McDonald Road Library
20/09/19 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Stockbridge Library Surgery
27/09/19 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Royston/Wardieburn Community Centre