Lancaster MP meets Holocaust survivors

Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, at an event held in Parliament for Holocaust survivors. She is pictured with Ivor Perl. Photo by Yakir Zur.
Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, at an event held in Parliament for Holocaust survivors. She is pictured with Ivor Perl. Photo by Yakir Zur.

The MP for Lancaster has joined political colleagues at an event in Parliament for Holocaust survivors.

Cat Smith was at the launch of Mitzvah Day 2017, the UK’s biggest faith-based day of social action.

The tea party saw Parliamentarians from all parties spend time with members of Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre and hear their stories.

It was run in partnership with the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews.

Ms Smith said: “I have had the most thought-provoking conversations and was honoured to be at this event meeting Holocaust survivors and hearing about the social action planned throughout the UK throughout the next month.”

Mitzvah Day 2017 takes place on, and around, Sunday November 19 and has a theme based around the Jewish value of L’Dor Vador: From Generation to Generation.

Senior Jewish youth leaders from across the country also attended the event.

The Parliamentarians at the launch also committed to remembering the horrors of the past and learning those lessons for the future.