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The Board of Deputies welcomes the Government’s continued support for Holocaust education
12 November 2021
Lily Ebert and her grandson Dov Forman speaking about the importance of Holocaust education as part of the Department for Education's commitment to continuing support for Holocaust education initiatives and pushing for the adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism. Lily says "How can anybody explain a factory of death?"
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The Board of Deputies welcomes the Department for Education’s commitment to supporting Holocaust education and ensuring survivors are empowered to help teach younger generations about the horrors of the past so that they may never be repeated.

Senior Vice-President Gary Mond added: “With the passage of time, the number of survivors with personal experience of the Holocaust gets fewer and fewer. It is vital that as much as possible is done to ensure that present and future generations are taught about what happened. The antisemitism which led to the Holocaust must be understood, and the atrocities that happened need to be remembered and never repeated. Every action towards achieving this objective is to be supported.”

 

With the passage of time, the number of survivors with personal experience of the Holocaust gets fewer and fewer. It is vital that as much as possible is done to ensure that present and future generations are taught about what happened. The antisemitism which led to the Holocaust must be understood, and the atrocities that happened need to be remembered and never repeated. Every action towards achieving this objective is to be supported. Gary Mond, Senior Vice-President, Board of Deputies of British Jews

Photo caption top: Auschwitz survivor Lily Ebert BEM and her grandson Dov Forman speak of the importance of teaching younger generations about the horrors of the Holocaust as part of the Department for Education’s announcement for continued support for Shoah education initiatives and pushing for wider adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Definition of Antisemitism.