Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has paid his respects to the millions of Jewish victims of the Holocaust as he visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin on Monday.
Khan visited the memorial with Uwe Neumärker, a director of the foundation behind the memorial, and later signed the visitors’ book, writing: “The persecution of the Jewish people in Europe is one of the darkest chapters in our history and the Holocaust a crime without parallel.
“We remember all the innocent Jews who were murdered and resolve to fight the scourge of anti-Semitism, wherever it rears its ugly head, so that our continent, our countries and our communities can live up to the promise; never again.”
The Mayor, who described his visit to the memorial as “powerful and poignant” on Twitter, was in the German capital city as part of a two-day trade mission to Berlin and Paris, where he met the mayors of other European capitals.
Last week the former Labour MP was the keynote speaker at the Board of Deputies’ annual dinner, criticising his own party as being “too slow” on tackling antisemitism within its ranks.