As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle and Barnsley Gazette on 26th January, Stephanie Peacock signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.
In doing so the local MP pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those lost during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.
Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
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.
After signing the Book of Commitment, Stephanie commented:
“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Barnsley East and across the country 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 pay tribute to the survivors.
“I would encourage everyone to show their support for such an important day.”