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.

British students and teachers visit Yad Vashem and Israel

In July we ran our annual Ambassador Study Visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. A group of our most committed Regional Ambassadors from all over the UK took part in a week of intensive workshops and seminars and visited key sites in Israel, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea. The group also met with the British Ambassador to Israel, His Excellency David Quarrey.

As our Ambassadors returned home, our Teacher Study Visit began! British teachers from across the UK are learning about best practice for Holocaust education in the classroom from international leaders in the field.

Both groups were also able to experience a Shabbat in Israel. Their visits will stay with them for a long time to come.    
Holocaust Memorial Designs Launch at the V&A 

This week, the ten shortlisted designs for the new Holocaust memorial and learning centre went on display at the V&A Museum in London.
As the competition draws to a close, with a decision due to be made in September by a distinguished panel of judges, Holocaust survivors Peter Lantos, Mala Tribich MBE and Joan Salter joined V&A Director Tristram Hunt, UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette and Holocaust Educational Trust Chief Executive Karen Pollock MBE to hear about why a memorial is so important. Read more in the coverage from the Guardian and Jewish News.
The designs will be on display until 22ndAugust in the Raphael Gallery. Do make a visit!  

You can also view the designs online at: Make sure you take part - this is your last chance to have a say!

Royal visit to Stutthof Concentration Camp

When Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Stutthof concentration camp in July, it brought the world's spotlight to our cause. We were so proud to have played an integral part in this visit, a day that neither we, nor Holocaust survivors Zigi Shipper BEM or Manfred Goldberg will ever forget.

Their Royal Highnesses, writing in the Stutthof visitor book, said "This shattering visit has reminded us of the horrendous murder of six million Jews, drawn from across the whole of Europe, who died in the abominable Holocaust."