Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, and I recently signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to pledge my dedication to this solemn occasion. I firmly believe in the importance of paying tribute to those who lost their lives during the Holocaust, as well as recognising the tireless efforts of survivors to educate future generations.
Leading up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, there will be numerous commemorative events across the country organised by schools, faith groups, and community organisations. These events will celebrate the lives of all Holocaust victims and those who have perished in subsequent genocides.
Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to reflect on one of the darkest periods in European history. As the Holocaust transitions from living history to history, it is crucial that we take time to remember the six million Jewish victims and pay homage to the survivors.