Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador Blog

This book was a wonderful read. It is a book that champions freedom, choice, and liberty. We as individuals have the right to live as freely as we want to, and Eddie Jaku explores this theme throughout the book.

When we hear the word ‘Holocaust’ many thoughts may come to mind, from the concentration camps to the ghettos and to the survivors who continue to share their stories.

Daniel, Lucy and Fiona are Regional Ambassadors for the Holocaust Educational Trust, based in London and the North-East. For Holocaust Memorial Day, they came together to create a website for young people to respond creatively to this year's theme - ‘Be the light in the darkness’. Here is a small selection of the artwork, photographs and poetry that were submitted.

Last week I had the utmost privilege of discussing my work as an Ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust with Holocaust survivors, Manfred Goldberg BEM and Zigi Shipper BEM, as well as our special guest, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marked 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. To commemorate this milestone, myself and fellow Regional Ambassador, Jack Nicholls, had the honour of joining the Jewish News’ editing panel to work alongside a team of extraordinary individuals with the goal of creating an 80-page edition worthy of such an anniversary.

Welcome to our series interviewing Holocaust survivors with the questions that Ambassadors want to know the answers to.

Just before lockdown in late February 2020, myself and a group of fellow Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassadors participated in and created a takeover exhibition at the Jewish Museum London. The project was called ‘Your Legacy and Me’ and our aim was to explore the role art plays in the legacy of Holocaust remembrance. Over two days, we attended a variety of sessions and workshops and were able to explore the Jewish Museum, before creating our own ‘legacy art’ inspired by the testimonies of four inspiring Holocaust survivors.

Last summer (July 2019), I was honoured to attend a ten-day study visit to Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem, Israel with a group of Holocaust Educational Trust Regional Ambassadors. The visit was a life-changing and defining experience for me and I’m excited to share some of my key highlights with you!