Holocaust

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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Cameron commits to ‘sacred, vital’ task

By Marcus Dysch, January 30, 2014

It is billed as the project that will ensure Shoah education continues in Britain for generations to come.

The details of the national Holocaust Commission revealed this week by David Cameron suggest that he will stand by his promise to guarantee the genocide will never be forgotten.

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Hungarian Jews furious over WW2 whitewash memorial

By Valentina Jovanovski, January 23, 2014

Hungary's Jewish community is demanding the government reconsider a planned memorial marking the 70th anniversary of the German occupation, saying it fails to acknowledge the country’s role in the Holocaust.

András Heisler, president of Mazsihisz, the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, said the plans disregard “the responsibility of the Hungarian government of that time.”

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Revealed: How a Soviet general inspired Holocaust Memorial Day

By Fred Barschak, January 23, 2014

Some of the most chilling words ever spoken by a Nazi to a Jew occur at the end of the film Schindler’s List. On the day Germany surrenders, an SS officer tells Schindler’s bookkeeper: “The worst thing we ever did to you is that, when you come to tell people what we did, no one will ever believe you”.

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Israeli holocaust survivor aid boosted

By Shira Rubin, January 2, 2014

UK-funded social clubs where nearly a thousand Israeli Holocaust survivors enjoy social activities and services are planning to expand in the new year.

In 2013, there were 14 so-called “Britain clubs” functioning as a lifeline for the country’s dwindling survivor community. This is expected to increase by at least seven this year.

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