London mayor pushes for National Holocaust Memorial calls it ‘powerful statement against hatred’

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The Mayor fears plans for the £102 million memorial and education center may be rejected after thousands of objections were submitted to Westminster council.

The memorial, backed with £75 million of public money, has the support of the Government, but critics including the Royal Parks and Historic England believe the proposed location in Victoria Tower Gardens is inappropriate.

Mr Khan, in a letter to the council, said: “As we see the scourge of anti-Semitism and hate crime increasing across our country, now more than ever we need a National Holocaust Memorial, so we can learn the lessons from history, as well as pay tribute to the victims of the Nazi genocide.” – Reports the standard.

On Twitter, the Mayor said “The National Holocaust Memorial would be a powerful statement against hatred – helping to ensure we learn the lessons from history, as well as paying tribute to the victims of the Nazi genocide. I urge Westminster Council not to reject these plans.”

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