Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East, has commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment at the House of Commons. The day is organised by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and this year occurred on Wednesday 27 January. Every year, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust places a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, giving MPs the chance to remember those who were persecuted and killed during the Holocaust, in an effort to encourage everyone to combat prejudice and racism today. Emma also wore a badge to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and in remembrance of the victims of these atrocities.

Emma said “Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi extermination camp which was the site of the largest mass murder in history.

“The theme of this year is ‘Don’t stand by’, and I would urge everyone to watch the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s 2016 film in which Susan Pollack, a survivor of the Holocaust, tells her unique story of surviving genocide. The film and this year’s theme show how crucial it is that we continue to fight against prejudice and intolerance.”

“Every year, in the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events are arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, to remember all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. I would like to thank everyone in Wolverhampton involved in organising such events.”