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by: SJ reporter - Last updated: 2005-11-11

Auschwitz

Auschwitz

The Government has provided funding to support the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz Course that will enable two students from every school in the UK to visit Auschwitz.

The £1.5m commitment was made by Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Previously an average of 400 students a year travel to Poland and this is set to grow to over 6000 a year.

“We are delighted that Gordon and the Government have demonstrated their commitment to Holocaust Education in such a vital and practical way," said Lord Greville Janner, Chairman of the Holocaust Educational Trust. "It is crucial that the youth of today know of and remember the horrors of the past and do all in their power to join in the battle against racism.”

Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added: "This new funding will now enable the HET to reach a new generation of young people, critical in ensuring that the lessons of the Holocaust are learnt, disseminated and acted upon."