National Jewish Assembly Mourns the Passing of Holocaust Survivor Henry Wuga

The National Jewish Assembly (NJA) joins the world in mourning the passing of Henry Wuga, an extraordinary Holocaust survivor whose life and legacy have left an indelible mark on the collective memory of humanity. Mr. Wuga, who escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany at the tender age of 15, passed away at the age of 100, leaving behind a profound legacy of resilience, compassion, and education.

Throughout his life, Mr. Wuga dedicated himself to educating generations about the atrocities of the Holocaust, ensuring that the lessons learned from this dark chapter in history are never forgotten. Settling in Glasgow, he became instrumental in raising awareness about the Holocaust, tirelessly sharing his testimony and experiences with thousands of individuals across Scotland and beyond.

The NJA pays tribute to Mr. Wuga’s unwavering commitment to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and advocating for tolerance, understanding, and empathy. His quiet dignity, boundless compassion, and remarkable storytelling endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon aptly described Mr. Wuga as an “extraordinary human being” whose life enriched the world with love, humanity, and invaluable lessons. His legacy of compassion and resilience will continue to inspire future generations to stand up against hatred and bigotry.

First Minister Humza Yousaf also recognised Mr. Wuga’s profound impact on Scotland, acknowledging his tireless efforts to ensure that the horrors of the Holocaust are never forgotten. Mr. Wuga’s work transcended borders, leaving an indelible imprint on communities far and wide.

In heartfelt condolences, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Chief Executive Olivia Marks-Woldman described Mr. Wuga as a “force for good” whose legacy will endure through the countless lives he touched with his remarkable testimony.

The NJA extends its deepest sympathies to Mr. Wuga’s daughters, Hilary and Gillian, and his entire family during this difficult time. As we bid farewell to Henry Wuga, we commit ourselves to honouring his memory by continuing the vital work of Holocaust education and promoting tolerance, understanding, and compassion in our communities.

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