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24th January 2017 - ‘We must remember the holocaust’ says Islwyn MP

‘We must remember the holocaust’ says Islwyn MPThe MP for Islwyn, Chris Evans, has signed a parliamentary motion emphasising the importance of remembering the Holocaust ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day 2017.

Organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust, Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27th January every year. This is to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp which took place on the same day.

Mr Evans said: ‘It is as important now as it has ever been to remember and learn lessons from the Holocaust and other genocides. Millions of communities through history have been murdered simply for being of a certain race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, political view or identity.

‘Their suffering cannot be in vain. That is why it is so important to learn the roots of genocide. It is clear that these are division, prejudice and intolerance between communities.

‘We must work hard every day to remain open minded, understanding and generous towards people who are different from ourselves. Not only will we have a better, more cohesive society, but one which will remember the lessons of the holocaust.’

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