HARTLEBURY’S MP has pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons.

To mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp which was the site of the largest mass murder in history, the Holocaust Educational Trust has placed the Book of Commitment in the Commons.

That gave MPs, including Conservative Peter Luff, the chance to honour those persecuted and killed during the Holocaust.

In signing the Book of Commitment, Mr Luff has paid tribute to those who died during the Holocaust and honoured survivors who worked to educate young people about what they endured, through the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Outreach programme.

In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, on Sunday, January 27, thousands of commemorative events have been arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisation to mark the day.

After signing the Book of Commitment, Mr Luff said: “Holocaust Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and the needless suffering that was caused.

“Every year that passes makes it more important to remember what happened - this is one lesson from history - quite recent history - we must never forget.

“But this day also provides an opportunity for us all to work together and do what we can in our own communities to combat prejudice and racism together.

“I encourage all my constituents to mark the day and to join others in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.”