HET ‘redoubling efforts’ to ensure survivor testimony heard amid virus outbreak

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

LIVE BLOG – Coronavirus updates from across the community and the Jewish world

As millions are told to work from home and over-70s prepare to self isolate, we bring you the latest updates from across the community

read more:

HET ‘redoubling efforts’ to ensure survivor testimony heard amid virus outbreak

The Holocaust Educational Trust will be “redoubling our efforts” to ensure survivor testimony is still heard during the coronavirus epidemic.

This comes after it announced last week that it had suspended all of its  outreach work with survivors,  as well as overseas educational projects, including Lessons From Auschwitz and Belsen 75.

Its Chief Executive, Karen Pollock, said the move was “done after consultation with other related organisations and those who provide care to our survivors.”

She said in the “interest of their welfare and taking on board the advice that the elderly are most vulnerable, we felt we had no option. We are in close and regular contact with survivors and their families during these uncertain times.”

“However, rest assured, that over the next few weeks we will be redoubling our efforts to ensure our online community are hearing the testimonies of our eyewitnesses, engaging in educational activities that can work beyond the classroom and highlighting the upcoming anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen on the 15th April.

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust