The Jewish Chronicle is reporting that the University and College Union, a higher-education trade union in the U.K. with 120,000 members, apologized after leaving Jews off of its list of Holocaust victims for Holocaust Memorial Day.

Daniel Sugarman reports:

The UCU had sent out an e-mail to branch and local association secretaries, in which chapters of the union were encouraged to observe HMD 2020, which takes place on January 27.

It described how the Nazis had persecuted groups such as “trade unions, including social democrats and Communists”, “Europe’s Roma and Sinti people”, “Black people”, “disabled people”, “freemasons”, “gay and lesbian people”, “Jehovah’s witnesses” and “’asocials’, which included beggars, alcoholics, drug addicts prostitutes and pacifists” were persecuted by the Nazi regime.

It also specifically mentioned “non-Jewish Poles and Slavic POWs”. However, it made no mention of Jews, the primary targets of the Holocaust.

So the union managed to include non-Jewish Poles, but left out Jews?


The Jewish Chronicle reports that after a backlash, the union’s “equality support official” sent an email apologizing for what it called “drafting errors” in its initial message.


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