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Chelsea unveiled a painting on the wall of the West Stand of Stamford Bridge to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day as part of its Say No to Anti-semitism campaign.

Chelsea unveiled a painting on the wall of the West Stand of Stamford Bridge to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day as part of its Say No to Anti-semitism campaign.

Chelsea unveiled a commemorative mural of Jewish footballers and British prisoners of war sent to the Nazi camps on Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

The works of art painted by the famous Israeli and British street artist Solomon Souza are displayed on a wall outside the West Stand at Stamford Bridge and are part of the Chelsea Say No to Antisemitism campaign, funded by club owner Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea president Bruce Buck told the club’s website: “Millions of people have been killed during the Holocaust. As the memory of WWII wears off, the more important it becomes to remember the horrors they had place to make sure it can never happen again.

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“This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Our club and our owner, Roman Abramovich, believe that honoring this anniversary is of paramount importance.

“By sharing the images of these three individual players on our stadium, we hope to inspire future generations to always fight against anti-Semitism, discrimination and racism, wherever they find it.”

Souza is the grandson of the artist FN Souza, whose works have been exhibited in many museums and galleries in London, including the V&A, the British Museum and the Tate Modern.

Chelsea President Bruce Buck helped unveil a commemorative mural on Holocaust Remembrance Day Chelsea President Bruce Buck helped unveil a commemorative mural on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Chelsea President Bruce Buck helped unveil a commemorative mural on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Souza said: “I am delighted to have been invited to Chelsea and commissioned by Mr. Abramovich to create this project. My grandmother, Liselotte Souza, fled the Nazis in 1939 and came to the UK, so this piece means a lot to me. and my family.

“Art can be an extremely powerful tool for telling important stories. I hope my installation at Stamford Bridge will inspire everyone who sees it challenging and contrasting prejudice and hatred in society, at a time when it seems to be getting worse. “.

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