We are privileged to work with 73 Holocaust survivors who volunteer their time to speak to schools, universities and other settings and ensure that young people understand the human stories of the Holocaust. These dedicated volunteers are all over the age of 75 and most are in their late eighties and nineties, yet despite their age they travel across the country, speaking to thousands of young people every year. Each of them had a different experience, but they have a shared motivation: they want the world to know what happened during the Holocaust, and to teach people where racism and prejudice can ultimately lead, the danger of indifference and the importance of kindness to shape a more positive future.
2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War and our beloved survivors are becoming fewer and frailer. We are putting them forward for this award so that the UK Holocaust survivor community is recognised for ensuring that the darkest moment of human history is never forgotten.