Queen Elizabeth to Recognize Holocaust Survivors in Traditional Year-End Honors
The Queen of England will recognize the contributions of 10 Holocaust survivors in her annual “New Year’s Honors List” the UK’s Jewish News reported on Wednesday.
Zigi Shipper, Susan Pollack, Ivor Perl, Lilly Ebert, Chaim Ferster, Jack Kagan, Freddie Knoller, Rudy Oppenheimer, Rene Salt and Agnes Grunwald-Spier will be honored for their efforts to spread awareness about the atrocities committed by the Nazis. Members of the group have collectively shared their tales of survival with thousands of students, supported the establishment of Holocaust Memorial Day and written books about the Holocaust, Jewish News reported.
“I have been honored as part of a dedicated team who work to strengthen our resolve for a fairer, safer future, and to learn lessons from the Holocaust and more recent genocides,” said Pollock, who survived Auschwitz without her parents.
Pollock has spoken about the Holocaust in schools and at public events for three decades. She also testified at the trial of former SS officer Oskar Groening alongside Perl, who said about the year-end honor: “I’ve received much good news in my life but this must top it all.”