Birthday Honours: Holocaust and genocide teacher honoured, survivors and refugees recognised, CEOs applauded

The Centre are absolutely thrilled that one of our Beacon School, Quality Mark, Lead Teachers, Samantha Hunt, of Sandhurst School in Bracknell has been recognised with an MBE in HM the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This recognition for her services to Holocaust and Genocide Education is richly deserved and highlights the important work teachers do across the country to educate young people meaningfully, about the Holocaust.

We are delighted that survivors and refugees of the Holocaust have been recognised. The honours rightly recognise these incredible individuals and their contribution to our society. Lady Zahava Kohn receives an MBE while Renie Inow is given a BEM.

Both have spent many years sharing personal testimonies about the horrors of Nazi crimes and have now been recognised for services to Holocaust education and awareness.

Ruth-Anne Lenga said: ‘The courage and fortitude of survivors and refugees of the Holocaust to work to help prevent the suffering of others is breath-taking. I commend Zahava and Renie for being such inspiring examples of what it can mean to be a human being.’

We offer our congratulations to Karen Pollock CBE – and Olivia Marks-WoldmanOBE – for their respective important work with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Holocaust Educational Trust. 

Congratulations all!

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