MP's tribute to Holocaust victims

Tuesday 15 January 2013 Updated: 16/01 11:11

Latest News

Buy photos » Robin Walker signs the Book of Commitment ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day. (s)

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust by signing a special Book of Commitment in the House of Commons.

Mr Walker was the first of hundreds of MPs at Westminster to sign the book ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday, January 27 which marks the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

This was the site of the largest mass murder in history and the Holocaust Educational Trust has placed a Book of Commitment in Parliament, giving MPs the chance to honour those who were persecuted and killed and encouraging constituents to work together to combat prejudice and racism.

Robin Walker said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance. These events should never be forgotten and must never be repeated.”

Popular »

1 College opens new student bureau

2 Jobs boost for famous sauce factory

3 Police hunt wanted man with links to city

4 Young musician to light up coffee concert

5 Giles one step closer to X Factor dream

More news »

Tributes paid to inspirational Helen

TRIBUTES have been paid to an Olympic torchbearer

Man charged with sexual assault

A MAN has been charged with sexual assault

More jobs at risk at crisis-hit Blockbuster stores

CRISIS-HIT DVD rental chain Blockbuster which has two

County braced for heavy snowfall

SEVERE weather alerts have been issued for Worcestershire,

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Dad of fallen paratrooper goes to Afghanistan in memory

THE FATHER of fallen paratrooper Conrad Lewis has made an ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Alton Towers Halloween spectacular

VISITING your favourite theme park always guarantees a day packed ...

Redditch Standard
Spooktacular twist for thrill-seekers

VISITING your favourite theme park always guarantees a day packed ...

Evesham Observer
Knives in car lead to unpaid work

A FATHER-of-two who hid a kitchen knife under his car ...