Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed details of the new Holocaust Commission.
The cross-party, multi-faith group will investigate ways to educate future generations of Britons about the Shoah.
The group's membership was announced to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day and Mr Cameron hosted survivors at a special Downing Street reception.
In one of the conference’s most moving moments so far, Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency awarded 96 year old Michael Sherbourne with a special plaque for his activism on behalf of Soviet Jews during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Chief Rabbi said: "As Jews we must be committed to every single human being created in the image of God."
He went on to say: "We have to have universalistic ideals, that we are here as a people to be or lagoyim, a light unto the nations and not to simply exist in a self-imposed ghetto away from the other peoples of the world.”
Speaking at a JC Editor’s Choice event at the JW3 centre in north-west London on Tuesday,historian Simon Schama restated his Zionist beliefs, and called for a shift in the public view of Jews as “either victims or bullies”.