As well as signing The Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to honour the millions killed under brutal genocidal regimes, I attended two Holocaust Memorial Day events this year.
I was invited to speak at City Hall’s commemoration ceremony, hosted by Mayor of London, Sadqi Khan, to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau along with the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia. To quote Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert, “we must never forget where hate and prejudice ultimately lead.”
I also spoke at a Stand Up to Racism Holocaust multi-faith memorial event hosted at the Brixton Library. In 2020, we are still having to combat far right racism and xenophobia, but to see so many individuals from varying communities stand in unity against hatred and bigotry offers a hope that we can build a fairer society where there is no place for these views.
We need to ensure that future generations are educated about the atrocities of the past. We must never forget. We must say never again.