PM: Memorial will be in Westminster
AN INTERNATIONAL competition to design Britain’s national Holocaust memorial has been launched by David Cameron.
On HMD, the Prime Minister announced that the monument would be built in Victoria Tower Gardens in Westminster by the end of 2017.
It would be a “striking national memorial” on the north bank of the Thames, Mr Cameron told the Commons.
“It will stand beside Parliament as a permanent statement of our values as a nation and will be something for
Location: Victoria Tower Gardens our children to visit for generations to come.”
Both the Holocaust Educational Trust and Holocaust Memorial Day Trust welcomed the choice of a location at the “heart” of British democracy.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said the permanent memorial would be “warmly received by the Jewish community” and would send “the strongest possible message, on behalf of the whole country, that the lessons of the Holocaust will forever form a part of our national consciousness”.
A Shoah landmark had been a recommendation of Mr Cameron’s Holocaust Commission last year.