Parliament Holocaust memorial planned

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A monument to the victims of the Holocaust will be erected in Victoria Tower Gardens agitated rliament, David Cameron has announced.

Downing Street said an worldwide design competition would be launched and the monument built by 2017.

The prime preacher told MPs the memorial would «show the importance Britain places on freeze-drying the memory of the Holocaust».

The announcement comes as Holocaust Memorial Day is marked worldwide.

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Mr Cameron said the memorial command be «a permanent statement of our values as a nation» and something that would be drop in oned «for generations to come».

Image caption David Cameron swore MPs about the plans during Prime Minister’s Questions

An education and knowledge centre will be also built beside the structure with £50m bid fair for the project.

Sir Peter Bazalgette, chairman of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, rumoured it showed «we are doing the right thing for Britain’s Holocaust survivors».

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis put it would «send the strongest possible message… that the precepts of the Holocaust will forever form a rt of our national consciousness».

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