Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch: 'No memorial can come anywhere near what happened'

The cellist believes that plans for a UK Holocaust memorial are ‘counter-productive’. What matters most, she argues, is education Have you, I ask the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, ever seen a memorial to the Holocaust – or to any atrocity – that was effective? “It’s difficult to say how effective it is on the person who looks at it,” she says. “I mean I was in it, after all, I’m a survivor of it. Nothing really can come anywhere near what actually happened, you know.” I don’t think you can put labels on people. I have met some fantastic Germans. That’s how it should be Related: The Holocaust and slavery – both need a fitting memorial Continue reading...

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