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Walker pays tribute to Holocaust victims

Worcester Editorial 22nd Jan, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER’S MP has paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.

Robin Walker marked Holocaust Memorial Day by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in the House of Commons, to honour those who died as well as the survivors who educate young people about what they endured.

Monday (January 27) will mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation from the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Mr Walker said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

“I remember going as an exchange student in Germany to Dachau concentration camp and on a school visit to Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic and the memories of those visits will be with me for life.

“I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of Worcester’s community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.”

Pupils at Christopher Whitehead Language College recently heard from Harry Bibring, a Holocaust survivor, who spoke about his experiences in an event organised by the Holocaust Education Trust.

Thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country to remember all the victims.

Karen Pollock MBE, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “We are proud that Robin Walker is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day.

“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.”

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