Thank you to the organisers and those in attendance at the important annual Holocaust Memorial Day event held in Worthing.
We gathered at Beach House Park, at the Holocaust Memorial Tree, to recognise this year's theme of the 'fragility of freedom'.
With democracy comes freedom. With education comes lasting peace.
If we forget, we create the conditions needed to let history repeat itself.
In every genocide that has taken place, those who are targeted for persecution have had their freedom restricted and removed before many of them are murdered.
In Westminster, we recognise the atrocities happening around the world.
Uyghur Muslims in China are facing forced relocation to Xinjiang province, ‘re-education’ that threatens to eradicate the Uyghur culture, and other limits to free expression, free movement and freedom of worship.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, having escaped religious persecution in Myanmar.
Conflict is still ongoing in the Darfur region of Sudan.
We are not blind to what is happening. Awareness matters, education matters, and understanding matters