This week Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. In doing so, Mr Chalk pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Wednesday 27th January marks the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Mr Chalk commented:
‘Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, ensuring that they are never forgotten. I encourage everyone to mark the day, and to join members of our community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.’
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
‘We are proud that Alex Chalk 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 anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry’.