By Robyn Rosen, November 12, 2009
Senior Hackney police officers joined a visit to the Auschwitz death camp site organised by the Charedi community.
Borough commander Chief-Superintendent Steve Bending and head of its safer neighbourhoods unit Chief-Inspector Pete Atkinson also toured Krakow and other sites of Jewish interest.
The trip was one of a series arranged by Chuni Kahan of the Hatzolah volunteer emergency service. “The purpose is to build bridges and understanding between various communities,” he said.
“It was a very moving, fulfilling and emotional trip and has been very productive.”