Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:21


The Scottish Parliament will today (Thursday) mark Holocaust Memorial Day by reflecting on the trauma and tragedy of the Holocaust.

SNP MSP Richard Lyle will use his Members’ Debate to consider the pain, suffering and sorrow caused by views rooted in hatred and prejudice, and to urge everyone in Scotland to ensure that racism, sectarianism, bigotry and anti-Semitism are never allowed to go unchallenged.

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, ‘Torn From Home,’ encourages the public to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution.

Mr Lyle is expected to say:

“The past can sometimes be a place full of regret and sorrow. But it can also be a teacher unlike any other.

“Witnessing the failures and triumphs of those in the past works as a fantastic guidebook to us in how to live our lives.

“Today is meant to honour those who suffered and died during the Holocaust and commend those who fought to end the Holocaust.

“We must continue to combat anti-Semitism and discrimination in all its forms on each and every occasion.”

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