Announcement of new Chairs of UKHMF

Following the UK's Holocaust Memorial Foundation's announcement that Sir Eric Pickles and Ed Balls will be co-chairs of the Foundation, Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

“This is fantastic news! Having both Sir Eric and Ed at the helm of this project is a welcome development as the new national memorial and learning centre enters the next phase.

“Their passion, drive and energy for Holocaust education and remembrance make them well placed to lead on this important mission.

“With their combined experience and knowledge at this crucial juncture - as the Holocaust moves from living history to ‘just’ history , and antisemitism continues to blight our society, this project is in safe hands.

“Our thanks go too to Sir Peter Bazelgette for all he has done, as both a member of the Prime Minister’s Commission since 2014 and as the Chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation since 2015. A true and wonderful champion for the cause.”

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