A POLITICIAN paid tribute to Holocaust survivors and made a commitment to never forget victims.

Chris Ruane, Vale of Clwyd MP, added his name to the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament last month.

In signing the book, he also pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honoured those who were murdered during the Holocaust.

Mr Ruane said: "The Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from the Vale of Clwyd and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust.

"As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors."

Saturday, January 27 marked the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, added: "The Holocaust did not start in the gas chambers but with hate filled words. Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.

"We are very grateful to Mr Ruane for signing the Book of Commitment, signalling a continued commitment to remembering the victims of the Holocaust as well as challenging antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry in all its forms."