As the UK and the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day, Rachel said:
“On this day in 1945, the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated. To mark the anniversary of its liberation, Holocaust Memorial Day provides us all with an opportunity to remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered, all victims of Nazi persecution.
“It’s an important opportunity for Redditch and the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
“As each year passes and the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes even more important we take the time to remember the victims and pay tribute to the survivors.
“Let’s stand together against prejudice, hostility, and division in the world today.”