England team to remember Holocaust with visit to Auschwitz
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
May 29, 2012 16:49
England's national soccer team this week will honor the victims of the Holocaust
ahead of the European Championship that kicks off in Poland and Ukraine on June
A group of players, coaches and Football Association officials is set to
visit to the former Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and the factory
in Krakow formerly owned by Oscar Schindler, a righteous gentle who saved the
lives of Jews.
“This educational partnership brings together the important work
of teaching future generations about the horrors of the Holocaust, using the
ability of football to interest and engage young people," said FA Chairman David
Bernstein in a press release.
The squad will hear testimonials from survivors
Zigi Shipper and Ben Helfgott, the current vice president of the Conference of
Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and a two-time medalist winner for
Britain in the Olympics.