WE’RE HONOURED TO RECOGNISE ALL SURVIVORS
Last week, we were thrilled to see the news that 10 Holocaust survivors were recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. They deserve it. We believe passionately that the survivors who share their testimony so tirelessly, all deserve it. In particular, during the past incredible year, when we marked 70 years since the end of the Holocaust, the survivors were at the very centre of every commemoration, as always reminding us of their determination and strength.
Every one of these remarkable people deserves the highest possible honour for what they do. They constantly give up their time, travelling the length and breadth of the country to speak in schools. They do not do this for recognition or to be noted, but because of a profound sense of duty and courage to ensure future generations know of the horror they went through and for it to never happen again to anyone, anywhere. We value this all year round, but as we approach Holocaust Memorial Day this year, it is a chance for us all to reflect on the incredible efforts that Holocaust survivors make to educate the next generation, but also, to remember what they endured.
Not one survivor is overlooked by the Holocaust Educational Trust and while we wish those who receive honours a hearty Mazel Tov, we know you all deserve it and we will continue to put forward the case for all of the survivors to be recognised for what they do, and of course hope that members of the public will support us in this endeavour.
You, the survivors are our inspiration — the reason we do what we do. We cannot thank you enough. You are our heroes, and we salute you! Karen Pollock Chief executive, Holocaust Educational Trust