In advance of the annual Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year takes place this Friday, Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has added her signature to a pledge of support for the aims of the day.
The key theme of the 2012 Holocaust Memorial Day will be ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’, highlighting the importance of opposing discrimination and persecution wherever it takes place and in whatever form it takes.
Dr Whiteford commented: “I am delighted to once again be able to pledge my support for the aims of Holocaust Memorial Day, which is a now well-established opportunity for everyone to learn the lessons from the Holocaust, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
“This year’s theme of speaking up and speaking out about discrimination and persecution is particularly resonant. Historical examples that we are reminded of during Holocaust Memorial Day may seem distant but the lessons are very much applicable, even today. Regrettably, we do not yet live in a world where discrimination is absent and it is so important that people speak out against discrimination – whatever form it takes – whenever and wherever it occurs. This year’s theme is an apt reminder of that.”