This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment. In doing so I pledged my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honoured those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Tuesday 27th January will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of the community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:
"We are proud that Dame Joan is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day. As we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps in 2015, 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 antisemitism and all forms of bigotry".