Islwyn MP Don Touhig has honoured today’s Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons.
Today marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
To mark the event, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to give MPs the opportunity to remember those who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust.
By adding his name, Mr Touhig paid tribute to those who survived the Holocaust and have since dedicated their lives to educating younger generations about the dangers of allowing persecution and intolerance to take hold in society.
On and around Holocaust Memorial Day, schools, local communities and faith groups from across the UK join together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Thousands of events are being held across the country to commemorate all those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust and in more recent genocides.
Ultimately the aim of the day is to motivate people – individually and collectively – to ensure that the horrendous crimes, racism and victimisation committed during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides are neither forgotten nor repeated.
Mr Touhig has written to every secondary school in the Islwyn constituency offering to come to the school and talk to the pupils about the lessons that can be learnt from the Holocaust.