Holocaust

Youth envoys named for David Cameron's Holocaust Commission

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2014

David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission has announced a panel of young Shoah ambassadors who will work on developing educational tools to help future generations learn about the genocide.

The six students were chosen after they wrote essays outlining their plans for keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive.

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Helena Bonham Carter meets Holocaust survivors in US

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2014

Members of David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission have travelled to the United States to investigate new techniques for educating people about the Shoah.

Actress Helena Bonham Carter, television presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and commission chair Mick Davis visited New York and Washington.

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Alexander Imich, the world's oldest man, dies

By Rosa Doherty, June 9, 2014

The world oldest man has died at the age of 111.

Alexander Imich, born February 4 1903, died yesterday morning at a hospital in Manhattan.

His friends Michael Mannion and Trish Corbett were taking care of him and confirmed his death to reporters.

Mr Imich was raised by a secular Jewish family in Poland before settling in America.

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Baroness Warsi calls for ‘inventive’ Holocaust remembrance

By Daniel Easterman, May 15, 2014

Baroness Warsi revealed this week how a visit to Yad Vashem had sharpened her appreciation of the importance of Holocaust remembrance.

The minister for faith and communities told an audience at the Foreign Office in London on Tuesday: “I was really struck by the image of a young girl. She was the same age and a spitting image of my daughter.

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Yom Hashoah's vital message

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, April 24, 2014

A number of years ago, I led a group on a most memorable trip to Poland. As we were making our way to Auschwitz-Birkenau, following a moving Shacharit service in the restored Oswiecim synagogue, we were appalled to see a Polish bystander make a Nazi salute as we passed by.

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Shop owner defends selling 'neo-Nazi' brand

By Rosa Doherty, April 24, 2014

A London shop owner under fire for selling clothes favoured by neo-Nazis insists his store has no connection with right-wing extremists.
Zsolt Mogyorodi opened the Viking Thor shop stocking Thor Steinar clothes, a German brand that has been described as the far-right's favourite outfitter.

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Our debt to Britain over Belsen

By Karen Pollock, April 11, 2014

Almost 69 years ago today, Norman Turgel, a soldier in the British Army, met the woman whom he immediately knew he would marry. Just days later, they were engaged.

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A lot of love for Pixie — but survivor steals show

By Sandy Rashty, March 27, 2014

Pixie Lott was the star attraction but the ovation of the night at the Jewish Care young patrons dinner went to Holocaust survivor Renee Salt.

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The proper response to Auschwitz is a silent one

By Naftali Brawer, February 8, 2014

Several years ago I was invited to a fundraiser for a Jewish school. In attendance were a number of high-net-worth individuals from whom the school was seeking substantial contributions. It fell to the keynote speaker to make an appeal. Unsurprisingly he invoked the Holocaust.

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Do we really need Cameron's Holocaust Commission?

By Geoffrey Alderman, February 7, 2014

Last September, Prime Minister David Cameron launched a Commission on the Holocaust, which Jewish Leadership Council head Mick Davis had graciously consented to chair. Last week, Cameron announced the names of other members of this august body. Top of the list is the actress Helena Bonham Carter, whose maternal grandfather had saved hundreds of Jews during the second world war.

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