Nadia Whittome MP calls for hatred, discrimination and oppression to be challenged on Holocaust Memorial Day

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Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East, has released a video to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. 

In it, Ms Whittome remembers the millions murdered in the Holocaust, including six million Jews, and in other genocides. She reflects on this year’s theme of light in the dark and highlights acts of resistance and solidarity during the Holocaust and other genocides. 

Ms Whittome calls for all of us to challenge hatred, discrimination and oppression in our society today and build a world free from antisemitism, racism and all forms of bigotry.

This evening Ms Whittome will be attending the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s online commemorative ceremony.

Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East, said

“Today we remember the millions of people who were murdered during the Holocaust and in genocides around the world. 

“This year’s theme is light in the darkness. Whether through acts of resistance or solidarity, there are countless examples of people who have been the light, who have stood firm against a rising tide of hatred.

“We should take inspiration from those who have resisted genocide throughout history and ensure that we are challenging hatred, discrimination and oppression in our society today.

“The victims of the Holocaust must not be forgotten. And in their memory we resolve to be a light in the darkness. To build a world free from antisemitism, racism and bigotry in all its forms.”