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Holocaust charity appeals for financial support amid pandemic pressures

'We are now asking those who can, to consider a gift to the Holocaust Educational Trust', after the charity 'refrained' from an appeal for help during the peak of lockdown

The Holocaust Educational Trust has become the latest Jewish organisation to ask for financial support to continue its work as Covid-19 restrictions led to the cancellation of this year’s annual fundraising dinner.

The HET said it was “redoubling efforts” to educate about the Holocaust, adding that it had “refrained from actively asking for support at the height of pandemic”.

“We are now asking those who can, to consider a gift to the HET,” a spokeswoman said. “Support is needed now more than ever to ensure we have the funds to look ahead, for a future which looks very different to our past.” You can donate here: https://www.het.org.uk/donate.

Having been founded in 1988, the HET was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2001 by peers and MPs including the late Lord Janner as well as today’s chief executive Karen Pollock, who was then company secretary.

Launching a new film showcasing the organisation’s work, Pollock said: “The coming weeks and months will not be easy as the pandemic continues to impact our lives, but we cannot waste a second that we have with our brave and beloved survivors.

“We know the impact that survivor testimony and transformative Holocaust education has on young people. We will continue to do all in our power to ensure that the Holocaust remains part of the UK’s national consciousness.”

 

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