Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Ilford pays tribute to a Shoah educator

A memorial to Auschwitz survivor Leon Greenman has been unveiled in Valentines Park.

    The memorial to Leon Greenman is unveiled at Valentine’s Park, Ilford
    The memorial to Leon Greenman is unveiled at Valentine’s Park, Ilford

    A memorial to Auschwitz survivor and Shoah educator Leon Greenman has been unveiled in Valentines Park, Ilford.

    Local MPs Mike Gapes and Lee Scott were among the guests at the ceremony at the park’s Holocaust Memorial Garden. It was addressed by another survivor, Issy Hahn, who produced a motif for the memorial.

    “This was not easy,” he said. “I put a lot of work in from my heart because I knew what happened in Auschwitz. Hopefully schools and colleges will visit the park and see the memorial, read the text explaining the design, and understand what happened.”

    After Mr Greenman died, aged 97, in February last year, the Ilford Recorder asked readers to raise funds for a lasting tribute. Donations came from all sections of the community and a £900 gift from TV psychic Colin Fry helped the appeal reach its £5,000 target.

    Mr Greenman’s long-time carer Ruth-Anne Lenga said: “This memorial is so appropriate as Leon saw education as the key to changing the world.”

Community News

Mitzvah Day: A positive message to wider world

Daniel Sugarman

Mitzvah Day: A positive message to wider world
The Jewish Chronicle

It's Strictly £2.75m for Norwood

Rosa Doherty

It's Strictly £2.75m for Norwood
Community News

Chief Rabbi unveils Remembrance Day poppy artwork

John Fisher

Chief Rabbi unveils Remembrance Day poppy artwork
Community News

Labour MP Naz Shah: 'I realised I was ignorant ...

John Fisher

Labour MP Naz Shah: 'I realised I was ignorant ...
Community News

Blue adds colour to training college

JC Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Blue adds colour to training college
Community News

Support for cancer boy touches hearts of Camp S...

JC Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Support for cancer boy touches hearts of Camp S...
Uk News

University honours survivor

Lianne Kolirin

University honours survivor
The Jewish Chronicle

Yavneh pupils defended after damage claim

Lianne Kolirin

Yavneh pupils defended after damage claim
Community News

Restored scroll celebrated

JC Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Restored scroll celebrated