Monday 27th January will mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
In the weeks leading up to and after 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.
Karl McCartney MP, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau – and is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. I encourage all of my Constituents in Lincoln to mark the day and join in the fight against prejudice and intolerance. I experienced a wealth of emotions when I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau with Lincoln students, and what took place there is something that should never be forgotten.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “We are proud that Karl McCartney MP is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. It is vitally important that we both continue to remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust – as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge antisemitism and all forms of bigotry.”