Posted: Mon 23rd Jan 2023

Local MP Mark Tami honours Holocaust Memorial Day

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

A local MP has pledged to honour those who were killed in the Holocaust ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mark Tami, a member of parliament for Alyn and Deeside signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Westminster, and paid tribute to the Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Holocaust Memorial Day is observed on January 27th every year, and marks the anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in 1945. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

On this day, people around the world come together to remember the horrors of the past. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mark Tami will join a Holocaust memorial service at The Vineyard at Father’s House in Shotton, on Friday, and members of the public are welcome to attend. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Tami said, “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Alyn and Deeside to reflect on the darkest times of European history. Today, I pledge to remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered in Holocaust.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mark Tami MP signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament.

Holocaust Memorial Day is also an opportunity to remember and pay tribute to all of those persecuted by the Nazis, including Roma and Sinti people, disabled people, gay men, political opponents to the Nazis and others. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Those affected by genocide since, in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur are also remembered. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the 6 million men, women and children who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, simply for being Jewish, and we pay tribute to the incredible survivors, many of whom still share their testimony day in and day out to ensure that future generations never forget the horrors of the past.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We also remember that antisemitism did not start or end with the Holocaust, we must all be vigilant, and speak out whenever it is found.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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