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MPs commit to HMD

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-01-24

Parliament

Parliament

British Members of Parliament are being invited to affirm their commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a special book to remember those who were murdered during the Holocaust and pay tribute to those who risked their lives to help those being persecuted.

For three days, from 23 January to 25 January, the Book of Commitment will be in the House of Commons for MPs to sign.
 
The Holocaust Educational Trust hopes many MPs will get involved following an early day motion in which over 230 MPs have supported the values in both recognising the Holocaust as well as encouraging people today to speak out against all forms of discrimination.
 
"The record number of MPs that have signed the Early Day Motion demonstrates the overwhelming support there is in Parliament for Holocaust education and of course Holocaust Memorial Day," said Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust. "Signing the Book of Commitment is another way for MPs to pledge their support but also a way to lead by example, encouraging others to follow and to sign up to the day."
 
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