As part of our ongoing work to tackle antisemitism, Chelsea Foundation joined representatives from other football organisations on the March of the Living in Poland.
Chelsea Foundation, alongside Kick It Out, the Football Association, English Football League, Professional Footballers’ Association and Watford FC, spent three days on the Holocaust educational programme.
The March of the Living culminated on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with 10,000 people retracing the steps taking by million of Jewish people from Auschwitz to Birkenau, known as the March of Death.
The programme also involved hearing from Holocaust survivors as well as visits to the old synagogue of Dabrowa Tarnowska, Schindler’s Factory and Zybylitowska Gora where the group lit a candle for those murdered.
Chelsea Foundation’s campaign and strategy lead Gabriella Wilkinson said: ‘Chelsea FC and Chelsea Foundation are proud to have been part of Kick It Out’s delegation at this year’s March of the Living.
‘Having taken our own delegations of fan groups, Academy players and colleagues to Auschwitz and March of the Living in the past, we understand the importance of visiting Holocaust sites of remembrance and the power they have to educate on the dangers of where hate can lead.
‘It has been an honour to attend this year’s trip with other clubs, individuals and organisations working across football, all of whom share our vision of a game free from antisemitism and discrimination. Thank you to Kick It Out and March of the Living for a remarkable trip – we look forward to our continued work together.’