Holocaust Educational Trust responds to the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Holocaust survivors have been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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

“Huge congratulations to all the survivors recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. We wish each of them a hearty mazel tov for an Honour well deserved. 75 years after the Holocaust, these brave and brilliant individuals share their darkest memories for the benefit of others, to ensure that the next generation know where hatred and prejudice can ultimately lead. We are indebted to them and are so proud to work with each and every one of these remarkable people. Congratulations!”

Marcel Ladenheim, Holocaust survivor honoured with a BEM said:

“Coming to England as a nine year old refugee in 1948, changed my life completely. Unlike my own childhood, I was able to bring up a family of three children and five grandchildren in absolute safety. I will forever be grateful to Britain, the kindness shown to me by the English people and am hugely honoured to be recognised alongside my fellow survivors.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust was also awarded a CBE in the Honours List. She said:

“I am deeply touched that the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust has been recognised in this way.

This is a tribute to the Holocaust survivors I have the privilege to work with whose strength, determination and zest for life, inspire me every day. It is also thanks to the dedication of a brilliant team who work to ensure young people not only learn about the Holocaust but stand up to antisemitism, racism and hatred today.

Our mission has never been more important and I am delighted that our combined efforts have been recognised.”