Lindsay Hoyle – 2020 Statement on Holocaust Memorial Day

Below is the text of the statement made by Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons, in the House of Commons on 27 January 2020.

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Many powerful speeches were made in the debate on this subject last Thursday, highlighting the personal stories of those terrible events. We remember the millions of people murdered during the holocaust under Nazi persecution and in the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.