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Henry Smith MP: We must never forget the Holocaust

In his article this week Crawley MP Henry Smith talks about the Holocaust and we should continue to educate people.

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Signing the Book of Commitment

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, reaffirming my support for their work and in honour of those who were murdered.

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on 27th January; which is the anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

This is also a time to thank those survivors who continue to work relentlessly to help educate young people today.

At Prime Minister’s Questions this week, Theresa May said that Holocaust Memorial Day is a reminder to challenge and condemn prejudice and hatred wherever it is found.

The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Torn From Home’; encouraging people to think about how the enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma facing anyone experiencing persecution and genocide.

This week, a bust of Captain Frank Foley, who worked for MI6 and was posted to Berlin, was unveiled at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. In the 1930s, he used his position to issue visas for thousands of European Jews seeking to flee Nazi Germany. Visa rules at the time were strict, and Frank applied what could be described as imaginative discretion given the severity of the threat faced.

It falls to every single person in public life to condemn anti-Semitism, and work to end such hatred.

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Crawley MP congratulates Boris Johnson on becoming the next Prime Minister

It has been a hard fought battle within the Conservative party but after weeks of debates the result was finally announced.

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As the UK readies itself following the announcement that Boris Johnson is to become the next Prime Minister, Crawley’s own MP Henry Smith has already publically congratulated him.

Speaking to Crawley News 24 Mr Smith said:

“I congratulate Boris Johnson MP on being elected Conservative Party Leader.

Time now to get delivered the democratic decision for Brexit – and beyong, increasing police numbers, school funding, environmental protections and a lower tax burden.”

And it seems the heatwave has also brought about more than just good weather with flags of all the counties on display in Parliament Square as Mr Smith showed through a tweet just before the results were announced.

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