Army gets les­son on Holo­caust

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life - JC RE­PORTER

OVER 150 se­nior cadets from Greater Manch­ester Army Cadet Force took part in an ed­u­ca­tional train­ing day about the Holo­caust.

The ini­tia­tive was the first of its type for a county cadet force, ac­cord­ing to Colonel Martin New­man, vice-chair­man of the Jewish Com­mit­tee for HM Forces. It fea­tured ses­sions con­ducted by lo­cally-based Holo­caust sur­vivor Meyer Hirsch and David Arnold, whose mother had fled the Nazis on a Kin­der­trans­port.

In a mes­sage of sup­port, Holo­caust Ed­u­ca­tional Trust chair­man Lord Janner said it was “im­por­tant to re­mem­ber the hor­rors of the past and to bat­tle against their re­cur­rence”.

Colonel New­man, who is also a spe­cial ad­viser at the Min­istry of Defence Youth and Cadet Pol­icy Unit, pointed out that “cit­i­zen­ship, so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity and com­mu­nity aware­ness is an in­creas­ingly im­por­tant part of the cadets’ train­ing syl­labus. I would like to see more cadet units take up this idea.”

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