Holocaust Remembrance 2020
During January, renowned Israeli British street artist Solomon Souza painted a commemorative mural of Jewish football players and British POWs who were sent to Nazi camps, to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January.
The artwork was painted and is being displayed on a wall on the outside of the West Stand at Stamford Bridge and is part of Chelsea FC’s Say No to Antisemitism campaign. It is funded by club owner Roman Abramovich.
See a time lapse of the painting of the mural below:
On 15 January, the 12x7 metre artwork was presented during an event at Stamford Bridge commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020 and attended by Chelsea fans and guests.
Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck said: ‘Millions of people were murdered during the Holocaust. As the living memory of the Second World War fades, the more important it becomes to remember the horrors that took place to ensure they are never allowed to happen again.
‘This year is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Our club, and our club owner Roman Abramovich, believe it is crucially important to honour this anniversary. By sharing the images of these three individual football players on our stadium, we hope to inspire future generations to always fight against antisemitism, discrimination and racism, wherever they find it.’