Liv­ing­stone’s HMD role

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

SUR­VIVORS, RAB­BIS, school­child­ren and lo­cal dig­ni­taries were at City Hall on Tues­day for the Lon­don As­sem­bly’s HMD com­mem­o­ra­tion.

Auschwitz sur­vivor Trude Levi gave an ac­count of her ex­pe­ri­ences and there were read­ings by Lon­don Mayor Ken Liv­ing­stone and Re­form Ju­daism chief ex­ec­u­tive Rabbi Tony Bay­field.

For­mer UN worker He­len Bam­ber de­scribed her first visit to Belsen con­cen­tra­tion camp and prayers were con­ducted by Cen­tral Syn­a­gogue min­is­ter Rabbi Barry Mar­cus.

Mrs Levi, who lit a me­mo­rial can­dle, said: “The Holo­caust is dif­fer­ent from ev­ery other geno­cide, which are ter­ri­ble but are in­ter­nal strug­gles of one group against an­other. With us, they [the Nazis] wanted to de­stroy an en­tire peo­ple.”

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