Last week Gareth Thomas MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust Memorial 'Book of Commitment', pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and 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.
The theme for the UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 is "The power of words".
After signing the Book of Commitment, Gareth Thomas MP commented:
“Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, this marks an important opportunity for people from Harrow and all over the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. As the holocaust moves from living history to simply history, it is vital that we remember the victims and pay tribute to the survivors."
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 Gareth Thomas 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.”