On 27 January, we marked Holocaust Memorial Day on the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

As communities across the country come together to mark the day, we remembered the 6 million men, women and children who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, simply for being Jewish.

On Holocaust Memorial Day we also paid tribute to the incredible survivors, many of whom still share their testimony day in and day out to ensure that future generations never forget the horrors of the past. This year, tens of thousands of people from across the country heard from a survivor as part of their commemorations. In hearing a witness, they became a witness, invested with a powerful responsibility to share what they have learnt and to speak out against the antisemitism and hatred that allowed the Holocaust to happen.

Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust