The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, together with his wife Sarah, visited Yad Vashem on Sunday, July 20, 2008. Brown was elected Prime Minister in June 2007. This is his second visit to Israel and his first as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The visit included a guided tour of the Holocaust History Museum and the Hall of Names, a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, and a visit to the Children’s Memorial.
At the conclusion of his visit Prime Minister Brown wrote the following in the Visitors’ Book in Janusz Korczak Square:
Nothing prepares one for the story that is told here – of the atrocities that should never have happened, and the truth that everyone who loves humanity should know. We must always remember, so that prejudice, discrimination, racism and anti-semitism be banished from our world.