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, funded by the Department for 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 Department for Communities and Local Government. It has cross-party political support and is chaired by Sir Peter Bazalgette.

Our management

Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chair 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 Ed Balls
  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Feldman of Elstree
  • Lord David Alliance
  • Baroness Dido Harding
  • Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE
  • Peter Freeman

The Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles also attends board meetings in his capacity as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Post Holocaust Issues.