UK Government Announces Support to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

The British Government has announced a £2.1m contribution to the preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to help ensure the lessons of Auschwitz live on.

The money will be used to ensure the long-term preservation and restoration of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and its important place in educating people of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Speaking at the Jewish Museum in London, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles emphazised the significance of remembering the Holocaust and reiterated the Government’s commitment to working with all of Britain’s different communities to put an end to prejudice and hatred in all its forms:

“Auschwitz-Birkenau is an important place of remembrance, it is vital that we do not forget it. Just as we collect and preserve the stories of eyewitnesses, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that Auschwitz-Birkenau stands as a perpetual reminder of the pain and destructive force of hate. We must ensure that the lessons from the Holocaust are taught today and to future generations. Today I am proud to reaffirm the Government’s commitment to remembering the Holocaust.”