Lord Sheikh attended the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Parliamentary Reception. Lord sheikh met with survivors of the Holocaust and genocide, such as Helen Aronson who survived the Holocaust as a teenager.
Holocaust Memorial Day is an important remembrance of the horrific and tragic events of the Holocaust. The day is held on 27th January every year and the date marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The day remembers not only the six million Jews murdered during the holocaust but also the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Lord Sheikh said “The experiences of survivors such as Helen remind us about the importance of marking Holocaust Memorial Day – a day when we remember the millions of people who were affected by the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. I want to encourage others to mark HMD on 27 January 2019.”