Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb will lead the annual Holocaust Memorial debate in Parliament this Thursday.
The debate follows Holocaust Memorial Day (Jan 27) and Stephen Crabb will lead MPs from across the political divide in marking the importance of remembering the Holocaust.
Despite the lockdown, Holocaust Educational Trust have been able to continue to support schools with learning about the Holocaust as they’ve hosted online workshops for pupils to be able to hear first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors.
January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. In total 6 million Jews and 5 million other victims lost their lives during the Holocaust. The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’.
Commenting ahead of the debate, Stephen Crabb said:
“Despite the difficulties and restrictions we are all living with due to the pandemic, it’s important that the suffering and horrors of the Holocaust are not forgotten. Through Holocaust Memorial Day and the excellent work of the Holocaust Educational Trust, we continue to fight antisemitism and other forms of prejudice in our society by educating people of the genocide that was committed over 70 years ago.”
“The debate in Parliament will give an opportunity for the stories of those who survived to be told and for us to once again commit to never allowing these horrors to be repeated.”