Socialist Worker

Remember the Holocaust 70 years on

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2437

Illustration by Tim Sanders

Illustration by Tim Sanders (Pic: Tim Sanders)


Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday of next week takes place some 70 years after the genocide of 12 million people, including six million Jews.

Fascist parties are on the rise across Europe. In France the Front National won the highest score of any party in the European elections last year.

And Jobbik is making electoral breakthroughs in Hungary. Its deputy parliamentary leader Marton Gyongyosi has called for a register of Jewish ministers and MPs.

Tory home secretary Theresa May last week said that she was worried about Antisemitism in Britain.

But she defended Jobbik’s freedom to spread hate when they held a rally in Britain on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day last year.

It is anti-fascist campaigners who have resisted the Nazis and will be holding events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day this year.

For details of Holocaust Memorial Day events taking place across Britain go to hmd.org.uk/event/find

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