Clwyd West Assembly Member Darren Millar hosted an event in the Welsh Assembly this week

to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

The event took place ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 which marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

On the same day Mr Millar also signed the Book of Commitment in the Senedd provided by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

The book is a seven point commitment to remember and educate future generations about the atrocities committed during the Second World War.

Mr Millar said: “It is vital that we remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust and it was an absolute privilege to sponsor this year’s Holocaust Memorial event in the Senedd and to hear from Jewish Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich.

Her story as a Jew in Nazi occupied Poland was a sad but powerful reminder of why it is crucial for us to remember the Holocaust and challenge hate, prejudice and anti-Semitism in the world today.

“As we remember the events of the Holocaust we must all seek to learn from them and consider the part we can play in preventing them from happening again in the future.

“I hope that everyone will take the time to reflect and learn during Holocaust Memorial Week."