About us

We are taking forward the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission to advance knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and ensure that its memory is preserved.

Who we are

The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, part of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, was created to implement the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission report – Britain’s Promise to Remember – in 2015, including the delivery of the new Memorial and Learning Centre and the recording of British Holocaust testimony.

The Foundation is an advisory board to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. It has cross-party political support and is co-chaired by the Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles and the Rt Hon Ed Balls.

Our management

Sir Eric Pickles and Ed Balls are co-chairs of the Foundation supported by board members:

  • The Rt Hon Alex Salmond
  • Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
  • Natasha Kaplinsky OBE
  • Gerald Ronson CBE
  • Alice Greenwald
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Feldman of Elstree
  • Lord David Alliance
  • Baroness Dido Harding
  • Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE
  • Peter Freeman