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September 17, 2013 9:22 am

UK PM Cameron Says He Called for Syria Action Because of Holocaust

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Holocaust survivor Ben Helfgott, MBE, who survived Nazi camps Theresienstadt and Buchenwald went on to captain the British Olympic Weighlifting Team, in 1956 and 1960, three student ambassadors from the Jack Hunt School, Peterborough, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, receiving the Holocaust Educational Trust's Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment, at 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Holocaust Educational Trust.

Holocaust survivor Ben Helfgott, MBE,(left) who survived Nazi camps Theresienstadt and Buchenwald went on to captain the British Olympic Weightlifting Team, in 1956 and 1960, three student ambassadors (center) from the Jack Hunt School, Peterborough, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, (right) receiving the Holocaust Educational Trust's Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment, at 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Holocaust Educational Trust.

UK Jewish News – The world may yet feel “shame” at not taking further action in Syria, David Cameron warned as he launched a bid to ensure a “permanent and fitting” British memorial to the Nazi Holocaust. The Prime Minister defended his support for military action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in a speech at a dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Society would not want to look back and wonder why more was not done, as with the genocides in Srebrenica and Rwanda, Mr Cameron said.

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