Dudley South MP signs Book of Commitment

Dudley South MP, Mike Wood has added his name to the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust.

Last week, Mike also attended Dudley’s Holocaust Memorial Commemoration organised by Lord Austin and his team of volunteers at Dudley College where attendees gathered toremember the millions of people murdered under Nazi Persecution and later genocides.

Holocaust Memorial Day falls on 27th January every year, the anniversary of the liberation of the infamous former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in 1945. Across the UK – and world – people will come together to remember the horrors of the past. 

In the lead up to and on 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. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘Ordinary People’.

On Holocaust Memorial Day we also remember and pay tribute to all of those persecuted by the Nazis, including Roma and Sinti people, disabled people, gay men, political opponents to the Nazis and others.

We also remember all of those affected by genocide since, in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. After signing the Book, Mike said: 

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Dudley South and beyond to reflect on the darkest times of European history. 

“Last week we came together at Dudley College to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day, and to hear from Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke BEM, who was born in the Mauthausen concentration camp in the final weeks of the war.

“Today, I once again pledge to remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered in the Holocaust.”

Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, added: “On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the 6 million men, women and children who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, simply for being Jewish.

“We also pay tribute to the incredible survivors, many of whom still share their testimony day in and day out to ensure that future generations never forget the horrors of the past.

“We also remember that antisemitism did not start or end with the Holocaust, we must all be vigilant, and speak out whenever it is found.”


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