Monthly Archives: May 2014

Holocaust Commission 2014

On the 27 January 2014 the Prime Minister, David Cameron, launched a Holocaust Commission. The Commission will work to ensure Britain has a permanent memorial to the Holocaust and educational resources for future generations.

We attended one of the largest ever gatherings of Survivors of the Holocaust in the UK, which took place in London on 5 May 2014. A special consultation event was part of the Holocaust Commission that has been set up with cross party agreement. LDHP attendance in London followed our attendance at a similar event at the Imperial War Museum North in early spring.

The event in London was organised to discuss what form future memorialisation of the Holocaust should take in Britain and was hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky with many politicians and special guests in attendance.


Film by Trevor Avery

Others in attendance included people who had survived the concentration camps, individuals who escaped to Britain on the Kindertransport and those who were hidden from the Nazis as children. Our friend and supporter, Ben Helfgott, Chair of 45 Aid Society and one of the children who came to Windermere, is a key member of the Holocaust Commission and we were delighted to meet with him and his family at the London event.

Ben & Maurice Helfgott

Ben & Maurice Helfgott

Maurice Helfgott talking with Trevor Avery

Maurice Helfgott talking with Trevor Avery