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When the Holocaust ended in 1945, the world vowed 'never again'.

 

 

Over the past few days, we have all watched, shocked and horrified, as Nazi symbols and rhetoric - in 2017 - have been on our television screens and in our newspapers. One can only imagine how the survivors of the Nazis felt as people chanted "the Jews will not replace us", only 70 years on from the Holocaust.

When we teach young people about the Holocaust we tell them that it did not start with the gas chambers, it started with hate-filled words. To see the Neo-Nazi, racist and antisemitic symbols and language used openly in Charlottesville should shock and horrify all of us.

Such hate has no place in our society and we all have a responsibility to act wherever it rears its head. It is not enough to simply be vigilant - in these fragile times, we must speak out and stand together.

We know that when hatred is left unchecked, it can lead to dark and dangerous places. The only way to prevent it is to educate, educate, educate.

Help us to redouble our efforts to reach every young person in the UK, support our work here: www.het.org.uk.

The Holocaust Educational Trust is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Avram Schaufeld.

It has been busy at the Trust - even the summer holidays can't slow us down! Read below to find out more about our recent activities. As always, thank you for your support which enables us to carry out all of our important work.

Commenting on the news that the Community Security Trust has today reported a record number of antisemitic incidents in the first half of 2017, Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

Commenting on the news that TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today visited the Berlin Holocaust Memorial, Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

On Tuesday 18th July 2017, with the support of the Holocaust Educational Trust, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited the site of the Nazi German concentration camp Stutthof, in Poland, where over 28,000 Jews perished during the Holocaust.

London schools are invited to take part in an inspiring interdisciplinary project.

Today at the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Ambassador Conference, hundreds of Ambassadors are pledging to #DefendTheTruth of the Holocaust in a world where denial and distortion are on the rise and where antisemitism, hatred and intolerance continue to be considerable challenges to overcome.