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Barnsley MP urges support for Holocaust Memorial Day

Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament this week.

The local MP pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust and paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked annually on 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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 ‘Torn from Home’.

After signing the Book of Commitment, Stephanie commented: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Barnsley and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust.

“As the Holocaust moves from living 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 everyone to show their support for such an important day.”

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