In doing so Mrs Laing pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust while also paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Tuesday, January 27 will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events involve schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
Mrs Laing said: “Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau - and is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and make sure they are not forgotten.
“I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of my community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.”
Holocaust Educational Trust chief executive Karen Pollock said: “We are proud that Mrs Laing is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day.
“As we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps in 2015, it is vitally important that we both continue to remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge anti-semitism and all forms of bigotry.”