There is an ever-growing need to show that we are all bound together by a common humanity.
Learning from the Righteous is a Holocaust Education charity that promotes dialogue and understanding to tackle racism and discrimination through learning about stories of resistance and rescue during The Holocaust.
Yom HaShoah Memorial Concert WIGMORE HALL, LONDON THURS 28TH APRIL 1PM
KITCHENER REFUGEE CAMP
As we witness the largest displacement of people in Europe since World War Two, echoes of how Government and civic society responded to the Jewish refugee crisis over eighty years ago are hard to ignore.
The remarkable story of a refugee camp in Kent which provided sanctuary to Jews languishing in concentration camps after the antisemitic “Kristallnacht” pogroms of the November ‘38, is barely known compared to its sister “Kindertransport” rescue scheme.
Activists within the Jewish community and beyond, persuaded the UK Government to permit these victims of Nazism to enter the country and almost 4000 Jews found refuge in this quiet corner of Britain, leaving a lasting legacy that can found in the contribution made by the new citizens of this country and their future generations. It’s a story that poses the eternal question at the heart of our common humanity – how can we remain bystanders in the face of suffering?
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The concert will conclude with the awarding of British Heroes of The Holocaust medals to descendants of individuals involved in establishing and running the Kitchener Camp scheme.
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