Six million Jews were murdered throughout Europe at the hands of Hitler’s Nazi regime. This week the 75th anniversary of D-Day was a poignant reminder of the cost brave servicemen made fighting this evil in the world-changing events that led to the eventual liberation of concentration camps and end of the Holocaust. Hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers lost their lives fighting for this cause. We must never forget their bravery and their sacrifice and we must never forget the evil they were fighting and the victims.
We live at a time of rising anti-Semitism in Britain with an increasing number of people who have never heard about the Holocaust. It is right that a National Holocaust Memorial should be located next to Parliament for future generations.
Parliament was the stage for British leaders to proclaim their opposition to Nazi Germany and rally the nation against this hatred.
For example, in the House of Lords, Archbishop William Temple spoke of the “massacres and starvation” of the Jews by the Nazis. He gave a powerful speech saying, “We at this moment have upon us a tremendous responsibility. We stand at the bar of history, of humanity and of God.”
We once again have a tremendous responsibility to stand against anti-Semitism.
This is why we support the construction of the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster.
But there is opposition to this memorial being built. Please join us in showing our support for this National Holocaust Memorial outside Parliament by adding your name to the thousands that have signed our petition: