June 19 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Redbridge MPs have signed the Book of Commitment, pledging their firm commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day.
Ilford North’s Lee Scott signed the book last week, honouring those who died, in the run up to the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The Holocaust Educational Trust were responsible for placing the book in the House of Commons, giving MPs the chance to honour those who were persecuted and encouraging them to work together to combat prejudice and racism today.
Lee Scott said “Holocaust Memorial Day is a vitally important opportunity to remember all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
“I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.”
Mike Gapes, the MP for Ilford South, pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and paid tribute to the “extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured.
“This year, people will also be encouraged to honour those communities that have been destroyed by genocide and reflect on the importance of coming together to oppose prejudice and hatred.”
Iain Duncan Smith, the MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, and John Cryer, the MP for Leyton and Wanstead, also signed the book.