British Holocaust Heroes

Learning from the Righteous is committed to highlighting the UK Government’s British Heroes of The Holocaust Award, a scheme that was established in 2010 to honour British citizens who assisted in rescuing victims of The Holocaust.

There are currently 44 recipients of this little-known aspect of national recognition, which honours the courage of those who refused to remain indifferent when confronted with the plight of the persecuted. They include diplomats, private citizens and prisoners of the war.

Below is a map of where each of these remarkable people operated.

British Heroes

The British Heroes of the Holocaust medal bears the inscription “in recognition of selfless actions which preserved life in the face of persecution” and is awarded to those who exhibited extraordinary courage or went above and beyond the call of duty, in the most difficult of circumstances.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, who oversee the award, is committed to building a long-term partnership with Learning from the Righteous to develop further educational resources to promote these largely unheralded stories of altruism.