Founded in 1995, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is Britain’s only dedicated Holocaust museum, and the only one in the world founded by Christians - the remarkable Smith family. Through age-appropriate exhibitions, memorial gardens, educational programmes, an internationally important collection of artefacts and above all the testimonies of a large number of Holocaust survivors to whom we have been a home-from-home for over 27 years — we communicate the memory of the Holocaust for a contemporary purpose: To grow a community of critical thinkers right across society, able to question the misinformation, stereotypes and conspiracy theories which drive racist hate.
Critical thinking about the Holocaust and the 2,000 year continuum of anti-Jewish ‘othering’ at its root, and which persists today, is a transferrable citizenship skill. We believe it can and should be used to deconstruct all types of misinformation-based racism today. To challenge ‘othering’. To heal differences. And to encourage the skill of critical thinking in a post-Truth world.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: