On Holocaust Memorial Day, we recommit to stamping out antisemitism and racism wherever they rear their heads. We remember and reflect on some of the most horrendous and atrocious acts committed by mankind. We remember the six million Jews and all the people murdered and persecuted during the Holocaust and later genocides in Rwanda, Darfur, Cambodia and Bosnia.
In this week’s parliamentary debate, I paid tribute to the work of the Holocaust Memorial Trust and the UK Holocaust Memorial Trust in ensuring we remember past atrocities. We know that Europe and the UK are not insulated from rising racism, antisemitism and hate crime and must never forget where prejudice, bigotry and racism ultimately lead.
I also highlighted how ongoing persecution and genocide around the world in Yemen, Ethiopia and China make it even more important that we learn the from the past and keep our eyes on a horizon of peace and justice. When we say never again, we have to mean it.