$50M Holocaust Memorial Planned for London

Britain will build a new Holocaust memorial in the center of London with the help of $50 million in government funds.

The announcement of the future memorial, which will also be home to an education center, was made on Tuesday, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the former Auschwitz concentration camp.

“We stand in remembrance of those who were murdered in the darkest hour of human history, we stand in admiration of what our Holocaust survivors have given to our country, and we stand united in our resolve to fight prejudice and discrimination in all its forms,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, who attended a Holocaust commemoration in London on Tuesday.

The memorial and education center will likely be much larger than the Holocaust memorial garden in London’s Hyde Park, The Times of Israel reported.

More than 260,000 Jews live in Britain and Wales, according to the region’s latest census, from 2011.


$50M Holocaust Memorial Planned for London

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