Bob Blackman MP pays tribute to Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon at PMQs

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bob-blackman-pmqCFI Parliamentary Officer Bob Blackman MP paid tribute to Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon during Prime Minister’s Questions today.

Hart-Moxon, who turned 90 last week and dedicated her life to Holocaust education, was attending PMQs and was applauded by MPs.

The MP for Harrow East said: “In 1943, a 16-year-old girl was forcibly taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she witnessed the horrors of the death camps. On liberation, she came to this country with her mother. She raised a family and became a nurse. She dedicated her life to making sure the people of this country and beyond know the horrors of the holocaust. Last week, that lady turned 90. Kitty Hart-Moxon is with us today at Prime Minister’s Question Time”.

Mr Blackman asked: “Will my right hon. Friend join me, and I think the whole House, in wishing Kitty a very happy belated birthday, and thank her for her lifetime of dedication to raising this important issue? Will he also pay tribute to the Holocaust Educational Trust, which does everything possible to ensure we all remember and bear witness to the horrors of the worst part of the 20th century?”

The Leader of the House of Commons, Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP replied stating that he would like to join Mr Blackman in marking the achievements of Kitty Hart-Moxon and the Holocaust Educational Trust.

He stated: “I can never forget the impact of discovering, as a schoolboy, that two of the boys in my class had fathers who survived Auschwitz. It is only a couple of generations ago that Europe was plunged into this unspeakable horror”.

Mr Lidington underlined the importance of Holocaust education, stating: “It is important that not just the Holocaust Educational Trust but all of us play our part in ensuring that the memory of the Holocaust lives on, and that the wider lessons of that dark period in our history are learned. I would be grateful for the support of all Members, right across the House from all political parties, in working together to ensure that that vital work continues”.

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