We need better Holocaust education, not a new Westminster memorial
There is a plan for a new Holocaust memorial and an underground “learning centre” in Victoria Tower Gardens, a small park alongside Millbank, just behind parliament, which is about the size of three football pitches. It has several statues in it, the Burghers of Calais, a small memorial to Buxton the abolitionist, Emmeline Pankhurst, and a sizeable children’s playground.
It is the only green space near parliament, and near the office blocks and council flats stretching towards Pimlico. The memorial would overwhelm the park and disrupt the playground and its recreational use.
It would be the sixth…
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