The 12×7 meter mural of the players, who were all sent to the Nazi camps during the Second World War, was painted on a wall outside the west stand to celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, which will mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

The painting started earlier this month and will be completed in the coming days. It is part of the club’s Say No to Antisemitism campaign and is funded by club owner Roman Abramovich.

The evening began with a welcome from Chelsea FC president Bruce Buck before Souza was interviewed about the job and its importance.

A panel discussion follows with Lord John Mann, independent British government consultant on anti-Semitism, Karen Pollock, managing director of the Holocaust Educational Trust and Sharon Bar-Li, deputy ambassador to the Israeli embassy in London, to commemorate the anniversary of this year.

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