UK's 'social splintering' risks repeating past, say Holocaust survivors

By Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

Endorsing plans for national Holocaust memorial, survivors warn that ‘Germany yesterday could become Britain tomorrow’

Holocaust survivors have warned of a “splintering of social cohesion” in the UK that could lead to a repeat of the darkest days of fascist Germany, as they endorsed plans for a national Holocaust memorial in Westminster.

Three survivors, who were children when the Nazis embarked on a programme of genocide against Jewish people and are among the dwindling number of living witnesses, said the memorial would send a powerful message to future generations. “Germany yesterday could so easily become Britain tomorrow,” one said.

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