WARRINGTON North MP Charlotte Nichols has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

It pledges the Labour politician’s commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary survivors working tirelessly to educate people.

This year marks 75 years since the liberation of the concentration camps of Europe and the end of the Second World War.

In the lead up to, and on, Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country.

The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘stand together’.

Ms Nichols, a convert to Judaism, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people in Warrington, and across the country, to reflect on the darkest times of European history.

“As the Holocaust moves from living history, to history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the six million Jewish victims and also pay tribute to the survivors.

“I have been privileged to know and learn from a number of survivors over the years, both from testimonies about their experiences, and drawing on their wisdom as older members of the Jewish community – from learning Hebrew, to celebrating festivals and other happy times together.

“The Holocaust Educational Trust does such important work in giving more people those opportunities, particularly children and young people, to bring communities together and ensure the Holocaust is never forgotten.”

Karen Pollock MBE, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, added: “As the Holocaust moves further into history, it falls on all of us to ensure that their stories and the stories of the six Jewish million men, women and children brutally murdered by the Nazis, are never forgotten.

“We all have a duty to remember the Holocaust and to stand up against anti-Semitism and hate, now more than ever.”