German-Jewish Holocaust survivor Bob Narev is fighting what he sees as a declining and often absent knowledge about the horrors of the Nazi regime.

Recycling a quote that Winston Churchill once adopted, he says “those who forget history are doomed to repeat it”.

Today, he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the community and education. That is not his first honour: in 1999, he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

The St Heliers-based former director, chairman and lawyer has used his experience as a Holocaust survivor to teach thousands of New Zealand students about the dangers of racism, prejudice and bigotry and the importance of respecting people of all races and religions…

Read the full article on the NZ Herald here.