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Holocaust Trust dinner

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-09-18

Nick Robinson and Claudia Winkleman

Nick Robinson and Claudia Winkleman

The Holocaust Educational Trust's annual fundraising dinner has seen BBC political editor Nick Robinson talk of the importance of educating people of the lessons from the Holocaust.

Robinson, who recently revealed that his maternal grandparents fled Nazi Germany said: "I believe there is no better time, no more pressing a time, to teach about the Holocaust. The only way to give meaning to ‘never again’ is to remind people day in and day out what happened. The Holocaust has to be taught now."

During the night, which took place at the Royal Institute of British Architects in central London, Holocaust survivor, Ben Helfgott MBE, presented an award to teacher Paul Salver from Milton Keynes for his work in educating students about the Holocaust.

Other media guests included TV presenter Claudia Winkleman who compered the evening and Kirsty Young who collected an award for her involvement in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project in 2002.

The evening raised over £500,000 for the Trust.