MARCO Longhi, the newly elected MP for Dudley North, has pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

The MP signed the book in Westminster to show his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, which is marked at the end of the month, which remembers the six million Jewish people who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

The book also pays tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work to educate young people today.

Speaking after signing, Mr Longhi said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Dudley North 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.”

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of of the concentration camps of Europe and the end of the Second World War.

The Holocaust Education Trust, which organises events around the UK to honour Holocaust Memorial Day, will see schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country come together to remember all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘Stand Together’.

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: "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 antisemitism and hate, now more than ever.”