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British actress named to Holocaust panel

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Actress Helena Bonham Carter and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis were among those chosen for the new British Holocaust Commission.

Members of the commission, which will investigate ways to educate Britons about the Shoah, were announced Jan. 27 by Prime Minister David Cameron, the London Jewish Chronicle reported.

Cameron called on the public to provide evidence of Nazi atrocities and survivors’ artifacts to the commission through the end of May. The commission’s findings are expected to be presented to the government in time for the 70th anniversary of the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 2015.

Bonham Carter’s grandfather, Eduardo Propper de Callejon, was posthumously recognized for helping to save hundreds of Jews during World War II. — jta


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