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This week's editorial reflects on an exhibition launched with Chelsea FC to honour athletes murdered by the Nazis

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Some of the fifteen athletes featured. Top:  Lilli Henoch, Roman Kantor and Salo Landau. Bottom: Gertrude Kleinova, Attila Petschauer and Anna Dresden-Polak and Judikje Simons.
Some of the fifteen athletes featured. Top: Lilli Henoch, Roman Kantor and Salo Landau. Bottom: Gertrude Kleinova, Attila Petschauer and Anna Dresden-Polak and Judikje Simons.

Jewish News is proud of its expanding partnership with Chelsea Football Club. Together we have launched an art project at Stamford Bridge in tribute to Jewish footballers murdered by the Nazis, held a gala dinner to help raise funds for the Imperial War Museum’s new Holocaust Galleries and produced a special edition of Jewish News to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

This week we unveil our most ambitious joint project yet – an online exhibition honouring Jewish Olympic athletes killed in the Holocaust. Read more here.

The 49 Flames initiative, telling the stories of 15 remarkable sportsmen and women, includes an introductory video message from club manager Frank Lampard and women’s team boss Emma Hayes and contributions from Lord (Sebastian) Coe, Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin, Natan Sharansky, Lord (John) Mann, Sir Ben Helfgott, Holocaust educators and the editor of Jewish News.

We invite you to view the exhibition at www.49flames.com


Seeking out the light

Chanukah, the festival of light and hope, arrives today at the end of a year defined by darkness and difficulty for our community, our country, indeed the entire world.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed more than a million lives and put billions more lives on hold. Thankfully, the turmoil and heartache was eased this week by the sight of the vaccination programme starting in hospitals nationwide.

Let us find light where we can, in the shape of greasy latkes, chocolate gelt and Carmelli’s new black forest gateau doughnut, designed by our Chanukah competition winners Heather Marchant and Michelle Watson!

Jewish News wishes all its readers a hearty chag sameach and a happy, healthy and pandemic-free 2021.

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