‘Britain’s exit from the EU should not mean that British Quakers withdraw from Europe.’

After EU: Jude Kirton-Darling on Friends’ ongoing witness to unity

‘Many are deeply hurt by Brexit.’ | Photo: Rocco Dipoppa / Unsplash.

On the 15 April 1945, British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The human misery they discovered showed the darkest, genocidal depths that humanity can reach. Those soldiers, many of whom were deeply scarred by the experience, were quickly followed by workers from the Friends Relief Service, who worked in the camp for five weeks before joining the efforts to deal with the millions of displaced persons across Europe. One of those Holocaust survivors was my mum’s cousin Feri, who miraculously survived several camps.

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