Feb 5 2010 Kilmarnock Standard
MP Des Browne has praised Kilmarnock’s Grange Academy for its commemoration of the Holocaust.
The former defence secretary visited the school to be briefed by students and staff about their preparations for Holocaust Memorial Day.
He said: “Remembering the Holocaust is an important part of ensuring that it never happens again.”
In June Grange Academy’s drama class will perform ‘Fear and Misery of the Third Reich’, while S3 drama students are producing their own performance based on the real-life stories of Holocaust survivors.
Mr Browne said: “This week is the 65th Anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. We should also take every opportunity to give expression to the phrase, ‘this must never happen again’.
“We should remind ourselves that the dangers that we are talking about can, from very innocuous beginnings, become manifest. That serves as a lesson to us all that human beings are capable of some awful things.
“That is a reminder that we should be vigilant in our own society and remember the consequences of our not addressing such behaviour in other societies.”