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Honouring those who died during the Holocaust.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons and in doing so pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and to honour those who died during the Holocaust.

Sunday 27th January will mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp which is the site of the largest mass murder in history. In the weeks running up to the day, the Holocaust Educational Trust place a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to give MPs the chance to honour those who were persecuted and killed during the Holocaust and encourage constituents to work together to combat prejudice and racism today.

In signing the Book of Commitment, Meg paid tribute to those who perished during the Holocaust and honoured the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured, through the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Outreach programme.

In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. This year, people will also be encouraged to honour those communities that have been destroyed by genocide and reflect on the importance of coming together to oppose prejudice and hatred.

Meg said:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, including the mass murder of Kurdish people in Iraq. I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of the community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance. People can also act by signing the online petition calling on the British Government to recognise the mass murder of Kurdish people in Iraq as an act of genocide.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

“We are proud that Meg is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day this year. It is vitally important that we both remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge all forms of hatred and bigotry.”

Meg has also backed a campaign calling on the British Government to recognise the mass murder of Kurdish people in Iraq as an act of genocide. A petition supported by MPs and Peers was launched last year, urging the British Government to recognise the genocide of Iraqi Kurds during the latter part of the twentieth century.

To sign the petition, please visit: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/31014

For more information about the Holocaust Educational Trust please call 020 7222 6822,

follow on Twitter: @HolocaustUK and Facebook: Holocaust Educational Trust (UK),

or visit the website:  http://www.het.org.uk/

 

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