Chelsea news: Club to fight anti-Semitism with visit to Auschwitz in effort to raise awareness of Holocaust


Chelsea news: Club to fight anti-Semitism with visit to Auschwitz in effort to raise awareness of Holocaust

In a bid to fight anti-Semitism, Chelsea will raise awareness of the Holocaust by visiting Nazi concentration camps next month.

For the second year in a row, delegates of the Premier League side will join the annual March of the Living, but this time they will also link up with Major League Soccer side, New England Revolution.

Chelsea will play a friendly against the MLS team at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on 15 May in a match designed to raise funds for charities fighting anti-Semitism and raising awareness of the Holocaust.

Chelsea will have representatives at the March of the Living walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau in Poland on 2 May

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant, club director Eugene Tenenbaum, chief executive Guy Laurence and club ambassador Steve Redgrave will join the walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau in Poland on 2 May.

“Chelsea is honoured to participate in the March of the Living for the second year in a row,” said Tenenbaum.

“We started this initiative to raise awareness of and tackle anti-Semitism in all its forms more than a year ago and sharing this experience of paying our respects to the millions of Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust with members of the New England Revolution goes a long way in spreading the message of unity and tolerance.”