Holocaust Memorial APPG

First Registered: 21/11/2018 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote holocaust memorial and education in parliament; and to support the establishment of a holocaust memorial and learning centre.

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Recent Documents related to Holocaust Memorial

1. Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
30/12/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: 27 January 2021 the UK will observe Holocaust Memorial Day marking the anniversary of the liberation

2. Holocaust Educational Trust – Holocaust Memorial Day Reception
16/01/2018 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Holocaust Educational Trust – Holocaust Memorial Day Reception - GOV.UK

3. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2019
09/01/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: 27 January 2019 the UK will observe Holocaust Memorial Day marking the anniversary of the liberation

4. Holocaust Memorial
23/01/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: the Government and the United Kingdom National Memorial Foundation to work to achieve the Foundation's

5. New Holocaust Memorial design revealed
01/05/2019 - UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation (UKHMF)
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Found: New Holocaust Memorial design revealed - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Holocaust Memorial

1. UK Holocaust Memorial
20/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: to substitute the proposed UK Holocaust Memorial with a national memorial commemorating all victims of - Speech Link
2: committed to establishing a new national Holocaust memorial. The memorial will be dedicated to the 6 million - Speech Link
3: Is it not therefore important that any British memorial to victims of genocide or extermination, certainly - Speech Link
4: the Holocaust than placing a memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens. As I said earlier, the Holocaust is one - Speech Link
5: not really know what is to be achieved by a Holocaust memorial. There are hundreds of them, but they have - Speech Link
6: work has gone into this centre so far. The Holocaust memorial will stand as a reminder that the central - Speech Link
7: late Professor David Cesarani, who said that the Holocaust was unprecedented because never before in history - Speech Link

2. Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
28/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: We now come to the general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. It may be helpful to inform the - Speech Link
2: move,That this House has considered Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.It is a privilege to open - Speech Link

3. Education: The Holocaust
27/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Holocaust Memorial Day, what steps they are taking to improve - Speech Link
2: Lords, the Government are fully committed to Holocaust education and believe that every young person - Speech Link
3: nature my noble friend outlines. The new national memorial will ensure that the voices of survivors and witnesses - Speech Link
4: schoolchildren know also about the Roma element of the Holocaust, which is so little known but was responsible - Speech Link
5: the UK. There are resources available. When the Holocaust is taught on the curriculum it is of course open - Speech Link

4. Holocaust Memorial Day
24/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: move,That this House has considered Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.In the middle of the night - Speech Link

5. Holocaust Memorial Day
23/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: move,That this House has considered Holocaust Memorial Day.This debate is taking place on - Speech Link
2: testimony. The exhibition at the Huddersfield holocaust memorial centre, which was opened by Lord Pickles - Speech Link
3: the Holocaust Educational Trust. We are also hugely grateful to the next generation of Holocaust Educational - Speech Link

6. Holocaust Memorial Day
23/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: still prevalent with us today. But what makes the holocaust different is that it shows us the ultimate destination - Speech Link

7. Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill
22/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: of Calais, the statue of Mrs Pankhurst and the memorial to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, one of the great - Speech Link
2: cause: to have another national memorial to commemorate the Holocaust. I tread very carefully because - Speech Link
3: attract people in considerable numbers. It is a memorial that should not be in any way inconvenienced by - Speech Link
4: to take carefully into account. However, if a memorial is to be built there, that will be ruled out. - Speech Link
5: galleries that graphically and movingly describe the Holocaust, so that is a possibility. This afternoon I am - Speech Link

8. Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill (First sitting)
27/02/2019 - Public Bill Committees

1: Welcome to the Public Bill Committee on the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill - Speech Link
2: objective: to retain on the statute book the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009. Section - Speech Link
3: today. Each year, we lose more survivors of the holocaust—people of exemplary courage, resilience and moral - Speech Link

9. Holocaust Memorial Day
18/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: move,That this House has considered Holocaust Memorial Day 2018.It is an honour and a pleasure - Speech Link

10. Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill
09/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: culture.Ten years ago, Parliament passed the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act, to allow national - Speech Link
2: declaration of interest, which relates to various Holocaust remembrance organisations that I belong to.It - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Holocaust Memorial
1. National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service: Location
asked by: Baroness Deech
24/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what recommendation was made by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation about the location of the proposed National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

2. National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
asked by: Edward Leigh
31/07/2019
... which operating models the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation is considering to cover the running costs of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

3. National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
asked by: Edward Leigh
08/10/2019
... if he will publish the operating models the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation is considering to cover the running costs of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

4. National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
asked by: Edward Leigh
29/05/2019
... on what date in autumn 2015 the possibility of locating the Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens was first raised officially with the Government by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation.

5. National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
asked by: Edward Leigh
31/07/2019
... which Ministers authorised representatives of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation to engage with Royal Parks on 2 December 2015 about the possible use of Victoria Tower Gardens for the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

Latest Questions
12 Current APPG Officers
Stephen Crabb Portrait
Stephen Crabb
Vice Chair
Conservative - Preseli Pembrokeshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Nicola Richards Portrait
Nicola Richards
Secretary
Conservative - West Bromwich East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Polak Portrait
Lord Polak
Treasurer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
1 APPG Membership
Isle of Man (Manx)
Lord Shinkwin Portrait
Lord Shinkwin
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Margaret Hodge Portrait
Margaret Hodge
Officer
Labour - Barking
Joined: 24th February 2020
John Howell Portrait
John Howell
Officer
Conservative - Henley
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Pickles Portrait
Lord Pickles
President
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
1 APPG Membership
Channel Islands
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Blackman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7082.

Email: bob.blackman.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Giorgio Annecchini, Office of Bob Blackman MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7082

Email: giorgio.annecchini@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Holocaust Memorial APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Holocaust Memorial APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Austin of Dudley Portrait
Lord Austin of Dudley
Chair & Registered Contact
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Theresa Villiers Portrait
Theresa Villiers
Officer
Conservative - Chipping Barnet
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Joan Ryan Portrait
Joan Ryan
Officer
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Enfield North
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Mendelsohn Portrait
Lord Mendelsohn
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Ruth Smeeth Portrait
Ruth Smeeth
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships