Plans approved for Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in UK

WCN Editorial Team 30 Jul 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The UK government has granted planning consent for the construction of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens in London, the UK.

This project will be constructed in the heart of Westminster, next to the Parliament.

The new memorial will honour the six million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered in the Holocaust, as well as other victims of Nazi persecution that include the Roma, gay and disabled people.

This Learning Centre will focus on subsequent genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, Darfur, and Bosnia and will provide deeper knowledge and understanding about the Holocaust and subsequent genocides through historic photographs, film footage and audio recordings of the stories of survivors.

The government has already committed to provide up to £75m for the construction of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre that includes about £25m from charitable donations.

Construction work on the project is scheduled to commence later this year and is expected to be completed in 2025.

Holocaust Educational Trust CEO Karen Pollock said: “As the Holocaust moves from living memory to history, there could not be a more important time to build this Memorial, in the shadow of Parliament, as a reminder for generations to come of what happened when antisemitism and hatred were able to flourish.

“This Memorial and Learning Centre will be an important addition to the excellent foundations of Holocaust education and remembrance already established in this country and will help to ensure the legacy of the Holocaust for generations to come.

“The Holocaust is part of our shared history that everyone should know about and remember, and I’m proud that this UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre is going to be built at the very heart of our democracy.”

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Plans approved for Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in the UK. Credit: ju-dit from Pixabay.

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