Holocaust victims honoured by Bexhill and Battle MP

Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman after signing the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment
Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman after signing the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment

A pledge to honour the victims of the Holocaust has been signed by the Bexhill MP.

Huw Merriman signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

Wednesday, January 27, marked the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

After signing the book, Huw said: “Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

“This is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and make sure they are not forgotten.”

The trust’s chief executive Karen Pollock MBE was proud of Huw’s support for Holocaust Memorial Day.

“As we mark the 71st anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps, 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 anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry,” she said.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.