24 October 2017
Winning design for new Memorial announced
In news today the winning design for the new National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre was announced. British architect David Adjaye was the winning participant.
Commenting on this, Jonathan Goldstein, Chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, said:
“We are thrilled that the new National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre is a step closer, following today’s announcement of the winning design.
“At a time when hate crime is on the rise, it is more important than ever to educate about the consequences of unchecked and senseless hatred. This iconic memorial will not only be a reminder of where hate can lead but also a symbol of where we as a country stand on this issue. Having a memorial in the heart of our democracy, next to the Houses of Parliament – where our laws are made and scrutinised – sends a very clear message that hatred has no place in Britain and will be challenged at every juncture.
“We want to thank the Prime Minister for seeing through the work of her predecessor and for recognising the importance of educating on the tragedies of the Holocaust”.
More details will be given in the January 2018 issue of Second Generation Voices.