Pope urged to make meaningful apology for Nazi attacks in UK
Rabbi Zvi Bar, chief rabbi of Westminster, said in an address at the synagogues in London that he had been invited to make an “apology” to the survivors of the Nazi attacks on London.
He said: “I have been asked to make an apology for the appalli용인출장마사지ng atrocities and crimes of the Nazis during World War Two, to those who died in the conflict, to all those who did not come home, and to those who are still not safe and hope they ma샌즈 카지노y be soon.”
The rabbi said he would be at synagogues across the country this Saturday, in an act of self-denial and “self-willing and self-sacrifice, with my family and friends at my side”.
The synagogues of Westminster have been a constant rallying point for hu포커ndreds of British Jews who suffered under Hitler’s regime.
It is believed that the Nazis killed at least 120,000 of their Jewish counterparts by targeting London’s Jewish population, many of them leaving London to escape the attack or, if unable, to continue their lives in Poland, Russia, the USSR and the Ukraine.
Last November, Jewish community leader Neil Evans told the BBC a number of synagogues had been vandalised in the US and that there had been three attacks in the last 18 months in London.
He said he was in contact with Jewish survivors of the attack and hoped some would come forward to help him get a sense of what had happened to them during and after the conflict.
On Thursday, the prime minister said that the “genocide” in Europe “did not start in one place, but it is not the cause” of the rise of populism and xenophobia in Britain.
He added: “I think that is not the cause. To me, it’s a failure of the imagination. It’s a failure of the people who are going to be asked to explain their behaviour.”
He claimed the majority of the UK public felt “strongly, strongly” the country was at war, even though he did not mention “extremist elements”.
His remarks came in the same week that David Cameron’s former health secretary Norman Lamb urged him to “make meaningful apologies for Nazi attacks in the UK”.
Mr Lamb’s remarks, which he made after the massacre at the Jewish Museum in Toulouse in April, came amid increasing outrage over the violence around the country as attacks on Jewish community centres an