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Protests at unveiling of latest designs for Adjaye’s Holocaust Memorial

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Yes, the memorial should be built - but if it's to be in such a prominent location, in a small and precious park, it can't be just a memorial to the WW2 Holocaust - anyone doubting that should catch up with Lyse Doucet's report from Sinjar at 8.49.15 this morning on BBC R4 'Today'. And remember Srebrenica? If the narrow view of James Brokenshire, Ed Balls, Eric Pickles and Emily Thornberry really does reflect the public and parliamentary consensus, then the memorial really should be found an appropriate location elsewhere; and this should not be the only memorial. And, in terms of appalling tragedies that we must learn from, the Rt Hon The Lord Pickles - the UK Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues - has presumably reflected on his actions / inactions as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government following the Lakanal House holocaust, well before he was appointed a Knight Bachelor and before the Grenfell Tower holocaust, and his nomination this year for a Life Peerage.

Posted date

5 September, 2018

Posted time

12:09 pm

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