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On Monday 16th October 2018, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, joined over 550 supporters at our 30th anniversary Appeal Dinner.

Mr Blair reflected on the challenges we face commenting: "Antisemitism has never gone away but now it's back, in a way I never considered feasible."

In support of the Holocaust Educational Trust's work to educate about the Holocaust and its contemporary lessons today, Mr Blair added: 'What we are fighting for is not just something that happened in history but something profoundly important. We are never going to forget, we are never going to give up and we will win.'

Rt Hon Tony Blair 

Ahead of our 200th Lessons from Auschwitz Project visits, which is taking place on Thursday 18th October 2018, we were delighted to be joined by Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, who paid tribute to the 36,000 students and teachers who have visited Auschwitz-Birkenau. On the night he announced the Department's further three year funding commitment for this ground-breaking educational project. 

Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP announces continued funding for the Lessons from Auschwitz project. 

We also welcomed Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, who commented: "To learn the lessons of the past you either have to live it yourself or learn from others. That is why the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust is so crucial.

"We are battling against the rising tides of antisemitism, against the blurring of history and attempts to forget the past".

Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP and Sir Ben Helfgott MBE 

The room was silenced when we heard from Susan Pollack MBE share her testimonybut also her dismay, saying: "I never thought I would see the day I needed to protest against antisemitism in Britain, my safe haven".

Susan Pollack MBE shares her story. 

During the evening we premiered our 2018 Appeal Film. Watch here to see why our work is important now, more than ever.

Survivors and Holocaust Educational Trust Regional Ambassadors 

Although the future can sometimes seem uncertain, the support we receive from teachers, young people, and individuals across the country, gives us hope. We will continue to educate, and for as long as there are people committed to remembering the past, and standing up for what is right, then we know that the stories of survivors will never be forgotten, and a passionate defence of truth and tolerance will endure.

For 30 years, we have defended the truth, stood up against hatred and antisemitism, and ensured that the stories of Holocaust survivors are not forgotten. With your support we will continue to do so for the next 30.

Please donate here.

With best wishes, 

Karen Pollock MBE

Chief Executive,
Holocaust Educational Trust