Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has paid tribute to the ‘extraordinary courage’ of survivors, as Parliament marked seventy-five years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked annually in January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Second World War, and the millions of others killed under Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia.

Mrs Saville Roberts said: “It was a privilege to sign the Holocaust Book of Commitment on behalf of myself and my constituents. Holocaust Memorial Day brings people together from all faiths and none to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.’

‘Holocaust Memorial Day is a strong reminder that the fight against prejudice and intolerance must never cease.

“It’s an important opportunity to remember victims and survivors and to make sure that they are not forgotten.

“I hope my constituents here in Dwyfor Meirionnydd will join me in marking this important event and reflect on the importance of coming together to oppose prejudice and hatred in all its forms.

“Here in Dwyfor Meirionnydd, we are a proud and tolerant people who stand by each other in times of need.’

“No matter what our beliefs, colour or nationality, the culture of respect is one we should have for everybody and it’s important that we as a community come together to show solidarity.”