Rosie Cooper, the MP for West Lancashire, will be joining thousands of people across the country remembering those murdered during genocide by commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on 27 January.
HMD is the time for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
On HMD we honour the survivors of these genocides and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experiences to build a safer, better future. With atrocities still being committed across the globe – and discrimination, hatred and prejudice still scarring communities in the UK – the need to learn from the past is clear.
The theme for HMD 2014 is Journeys – we can learn how journeys themselves became part of genocide, and how the journeys undertaken were often experiences of persecution and terror for so many people who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the subsequent genocides.
Rosie Cooper is encouraging everybody in West Lancashire to 'take a step' by making an online pledge by visiting hmd.org.uk. You can share the story of a survivor, pledge to light a candle or attend an HMD activity, or pledge something else that is individual to you.
Ms Cooper said:
"HMD is a time for everyone to learn lessons from the horrors of the past and pledge to help create a safer, better future. I hope everybody in West Lancashire will join me and take their own step to commemorate the Holocaust and subsequent genocides."