Abramovich, Chelsea donate to new Holocaust exhibit in London

The donation is a part of the Chelsea Foundation’s Building Bridges inclusivity campaign, which includes the soccer team’s educational campaign against antisemitism launched this year.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
October 24, 2018 17:33
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Abramovich, Chelsea donate to new Holocaust exhibit in London

Roman Abramovich holding a No to Antisemitsm banner . (photo credit: Courtesy)

The Chelsea Football Club and its Russian-Israeli owner Roman Abramovich contributed towards the establishment of a new Holocaust exhibit at the Imperial War Museum in London.

The donation is a part of the Chelsea Foundation’s Building Bridges inclusivity campaign, which includes the soccer team’s educational campaign against antisemitism launched this year. The team also plans to host a fundraiser event for the exhibit.

The Imperial War Museum is working on new Second World War Galleries, in addition to the Holocaust Galleries and a digitally-enabled learning suite, expected to open in 2021. The new exhibits are meant to help visitors understand the complex narrative of the Holocaust within the context of World War II. They will draw heavily from personal stories.

“This donation will enable the Imperial War Museum to reinterpret these galleries, which will present critical insights into the Holocaust as well as integrate the devastating events of the Holocaust into the broader history of the Second World War, revealing why this often overlooked dimension is so important,” Imperial War Museum Director-General Diane Lees said.

Chelsea Football Club chairman Bruce Buck said “Mr. Abramovich and the club are very pleased to contribute to Imperial War Museum’s new gallery, which we believe will help improve education and awareness about the Holocaust.

“Earlier this year, our club launched a campaign to raise awareness and tackle antisemtiism in all its forms,” Buck added. “Education and understanding of history plays an important role in changing attitudes, and we are proud to be able to contribute to this new landmark gallery that will benefit millions of visitors from around the world.”


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