Holocaust survivors, Edith Jayne and Paul Sved have been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

“Huge congratulations to Edith Jayne and Paul Sved, recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. We wish them a hearty mazel tov for an Honour well deserved.

More than 75 years after the end of the Holocaust, our survivors share their darkest memories to ensure that the next generation know where hatred and prejudice can ultimately lead. Edith Jayne has spoken to hundreds of students across the north of England, ensuring the next generation can honour the memory of those murdered in the Holocaust. Paul Sved has continued to do this in a particularly challenging year, mastering video calls to share his testimony.

We are so proud to work with Edith and Paul and each and every one of these remarkable eyewitnesses.”

Paul Sved, Holocaust survivor honoured with a BEM said:

“I would like to share this unexpected honour with the Holocaust Educational Trust whose work enabled me to share my wartime experiences with hundreds of young people both in person and on line. They gave me the chance to talk about the Holocaust, but also to encourage them to draw conclusions with a peaceful and forward-looking frame of mind.”