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If the area of Westminster is extended to cover Whitehall and St James’s Park then there are currently over 185 statues and memorials in this area. There may in fact now be 186, as another memorial to honour those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan was unveiled this month in Victoria Palace Gardens.
Most regretfully, memorials to the Shoah do not seem to prevent genocide and holocaust education has not stopped prejudice or anti-Semitism.
Perhaps a longer lasting and more effective memorial would be to extend the work of Lord Alfred Dubs and persuade our government to allow unaccompanied refugee children to be offered safe refuge in the UK and give free entry and educa- Arthur Oppenheimer, Hove BN3
It is somewhat ironic that despite our stringent Passover avoidance of foods that rise, the price of Pesach food itself never dips. Whether the pound is weak or strong, inflation low or high, in every generation, it seems, Pesach prices are always higher than the year before. Indeed, Jewish tradition has it that the Messianic era will truly be here only when the JC carries two weeks of consecutive headlines : “Pesach prices crash” and “JFS welcomes the idea of a new school”. Alastair Falk,