Who has said what on Holocaust Memorial Day 2015?

Updated: Jun 26, 2018


The sign above the gate to Auschwitz-Birkenau chillingly reads: "Work will set you free."

Prime Minister, David Cameron said:

"Today we stand together - whatever our faith, whatever our creed, whatever our politics. We stand in remembrance of those who were murdered in the darkest hour of human history, we stand in admiration of what our Holocaust survivors have given to our country and we stand united in our resolve to fight prejudice and discrimination in all its forms."


Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband said:

"In the 1940s both my parents fled the Nazis and several of my relatives - including my grandfather - were killed in the Holocaust. My family's story is just one of millions of stories of men, women and children who were tragically murdered in the Holocaust because they were Jewish or a member of other persecuted groups. At a time of rising anti-Semitic attacks in Britain and across Europe, it is imperative that we remember what religious prejudice can lead to."


Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg said:

"We also remember the millions who lost their lives. Learning about the Holocaust is not just a history lesson. It is one of the greatest antidotes we have to anti-Semitism and extremism of all kinds. We simply cannot remember and re-remember these horrors enough. Silence and forgetfulness allows prejudice and hatred to rise again, as we can see from the violence still perpetrated today."


Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, Karen Pollock MBE said:

"As we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and liberation of the concentration camps, we are at a crucial juncture. The announcement of a new national Holocaust memorial with a world-class learning centre with a renewed focus on education, will place the UK among the world's leaders in ensuring that future generations always remember this tragic episode in our shared history."




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