Holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper will tell England players the importance of speaking out against intolerance
England players must speak out against intolerance in society, says the Holocaust survivor who will talk to them before they visit Auschwitz. Zigi Shipper, who settled in London after the War, now spends his life giving lectures on the Holocaust and Auschwitz, which is close to England's Euro 2012 base in Krakow.
“Players are role models. They have to understand what happened at Auschwitz and to speak out against intolerance. Look what happened to them in Spain in 2004 when they were abused. We have to stop that. People listen to footballers.
“People do deny the Holocaust. Anti-semites. Racists. They deny it. That’s why I give talks. That’s why I keep travelling and speaking. I owe it to the people that did not survive Auschwitz.