Lansons Diversity Group
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on Wednesday 27th January to commemorate the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.
This year, the Lansons Diversity Group will be hosting a very special and rare opportunity to hear from Steven Frank BEM, a survivor of the holocaust, who survived multiple concentration camps as a child.
Steven Frank was born in 1935 into a secular Jewish family in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His father was a well known Dutch lawyer joined the Dutch Resistance, all whilst reluctantly working for the Jewish Council of Amsterdam, which was forced to carry out Nazi orders. In 1942 he was betrayed and arrested in his office in Amsterdam and imprisoned, tortured and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau where he was gassed in January 1943.
Mitchell chairs Lansons Diversity Group and leads on many of our Public Affairs events.