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Daniel Taub hails survivors

February 25, 2013

Acclaimed violinist Maxim Vengerov set the tone for the annual recital and gala dinner of Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre, which raised £116,000.

Among nearly 300 guests at the Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge was Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub, who said: “Tonight is about expressing our admiration and love for the survivors.

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Army medic gives a tour of duty to B'nai B'rith forum

February 25, 2013

A Jewish army medic spoke about his hazardous stint in Afghanistan at the opening meeting of B’nai B’rith social events group BB2545 in central London.

In four months in Helmand Province with the Royal Army Medical Corps last year, Captain Danny Sharpe cared for military colleagues, members of the Afghan Army and local residents, who often brought their children to him.

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Campbell's perfect 10 at Jcore

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

Labour’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell shared his “10 point plan” for running a successful organisation with Jewish Council for Racial Equality supporters on Tuesday.

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Sally Gunnell helps break JCD record

February 18, 2013

Former Olympic hurdles champion Sally Gunnell was part of a sporting double act at Tuesday’s Jewish Child’s Day dinner in central London, helping the charity to a record-breaking £125,000.

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Gove praises Anne Frank Trust

By Sandy Rashty, February 11, 2013

Michael Gove has told Anne Frank Trust supporters that the “unique evil and prejudice” of Nazi Germany was a product of social education failings.

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Drinking in atmosphere at kosher wine showcase

By Barry Toberman, February 4, 2013

Glasses were raised to Kedem Europe in central London on Monday as 800 people ate, drank and were socially merry at its annual Kosher Food and Wine Experience.

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'Embrace differences' is a lesson of Shoah

By Zoe Winograd, January 31, 2013

Auschwitz survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon said on Monday that the lesson from her experiences was “how quickly things can develop” when prejudice took hold. After addressing over 500 guests at the national Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, Mrs Hart-Moxon added: “I hope people can learn that all differences can be embraced.”

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Clegg is reunited with Auschwitz tour group

By Zoe Winograd, January 31, 2013

Students who joined Nick Clegg on an Auschwitz visit met the Liberal leader and deputy PM once again as they witnessed his signing of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment against prejudice and racism.

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David Miliband: My family's Shoah experience influenced my politics

By Sandy Rashty, January 24, 2013

David Miliband said this week that his family’s experiences during the Nazi era may have influenced his politics — “standing up against oppressive power”.

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Boris is touched by story of woman who 'crawled out' of camp

By Sandy Rashty, January 24, 2013

Boris Johnson was moved by the “appalling” experiences recounted by a survivor to the City Hall ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday.

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