Ambassador Daniel Taub
A moving ceremony at the FCO was held ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Many diplomats from countries affected by genocide listened as the UK’s Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues, Sir Andrew Burns, and Israeli Ambassador, Daniel Taub, recalled the terrible events of the Holocaust and reflected on how prejudice can lead to genocide.
Relatives of three individuals who saved Jews fleeing the Holocaust were presented with a special ‘Righteous of the Nations’ award by Ambassador Taub.
Taking place in the wake of the attacks on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, Ambassador Taub said: “We have a duty to redouble our efforts to listen to [survivors’] stories, so that we too become witnesses. At a time when tragically anti-Semitism is resurfacing in Europe, the lessons these stories convey are as critical as ever.”