CENTRAL Devon MP Mel Stride marked Holocaust Memorial Day by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons.

In signing the book, Mel Stride pledged his commitment to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as pay tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Holocaust Memorial Day falls on January 27 every year, the anniversary of the liberation of the infamous former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in 1945.

‘On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and make sure they are not forgotten,’ said Mr Stride

‘It is an important opportunity for people in Central Devon to reflect on the darkest times of European history and stand against all forms of antisemitism, which in recent months has risen exponentially across the country and needs to be tackled head on.

‘Prejudice and intolerance are best challenged when we stand together as a society and collectively say that any form of anti-Semitism, racism or discrimination is unacceptable.’