Prominent BBUK member named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Report by Alan Miller and Jewish News

Ernest Simon, of Shlomo Argov Unity Lodge, has been made a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire for services to Holocaust Education and Remembrance.

This is great news and one he justly deserves.

Alan Miller National President BBUK

The Kindertransport escapee Ernest Simon, 89, witnessed the horrors of the Kristallnacht pogrom from his bedroom window and saw the burning of prayer books and Torah scrolls at his local shul.

Simon arrived in Britain from Vienna at the age of eight and lived with a foster family before his parents and younger brother were able to escape to Leeds and secure domestic permits. Later growing up in Leeds, Simon volunteered at the Association of Jewish Refugees.