Antony Lishak

After 15 years as a teacher Antony left the classroom, in 1996, to pursue his passion for writing. He is the author of over 30 children’s books and has visited over 2000 schools in the UK as a creative writing expert, encouraging students to express themselves by “finding their voice on paper”.

His career-long commitment to teaching about the Shoah has afforded him the opportunity of forging friendships with many Holocaust survivors – a privilege that has come to define his life. Conscious of the debt his generation owes to the commitment and courage of these remarkable people, he has strived to amplify the wisdom of their testimony as widely as possible.

Now, as the era of living memory draws to a close, and as antisemitic tropes gain momentum, he is determined to contribute to the vital task of ensuring the relevance of the events that led up to the genocide of Jews remains relevant.

Antony has been closely involved in the campaign to establish a national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens, beside The Palace of Westminster.

He has contributed evidence in support of the project at every stage of its development, on behalf of Learning from the Righteous, and is committed to doing all he can to ensure that its eventual opening ceremony is witnessed by the survivors.