Rory Stewart has described the significance of Holocaust Memorial Day as “eternal”, and that the Holocaust “shines a light on how even in perceived metropolis liberal cities…scapegoating, racism and prejudice can result in the greatest of human horrors. It makes us see how seemingly ordinary people can evolve into an evil kind. It makes us see how quickly political rhetoric and posturing can become murder.”
The former Conservative MP turned independent candidate for the London mayoralty, also described the Shoah as “the darkest period in the history of mankind.”
Writing in the JC, Mr Stewart insisted that “the threat of antisemitism remains live and real. It is seen now in Britain not only among the far-left and the far-right.”
He said that “Holocaust Memorial Day must forever remain an essential part of this country’s educational calendar.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Antisemitism Barometer 2019 showed that antisemitism on the far-left of British politics has surpassed that of the far-right.