Holocaust Memorial Day: Mhairi Black pledges her commitment to honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust Holocaust Memorial Day: Mhairi Black pledges her commitment to honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust
Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP Mhairi Black has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. In doing so, she is pledging her commitment... Holocaust Memorial Day: Mhairi Black pledges her commitment to honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust

Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP Mhairi Black has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

In doing so, she is pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate today’s young people.

In the lead up to, and on Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday 27th January 2018, 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.

The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘The power of words’.

Mhairi, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from across Renfrewshire and Scotland 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.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “The Holocaust did not start in the gas chambers but with hate filled words. Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.

“We are very grateful to Mhairi Black 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.”




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