27 January 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
As we mark national Holocaust Memorial Day one way of working to ensure that nothing like the Holocaust ever happens again, is to ensure that it is never forgotten.
The Scottish Government supports work to tackle religious hatred and intolerance, working with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to support Scotland’s national commemoration of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. This ensures that lessons are learned about what can happen if hatred remains unchecked.
By learning and reflecting on the horrors of the past it will spur us on to create a better future and a society where people respect each other no matter what their differences.”
Earlier in the week the First Minister signed the Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment. Read her full message below.