Holocaust Memorial Day

Europe marks Holocaust Memorial Day as Steven Spielberg warns of growing antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2015

Steven Spielberg has led Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, warning of growing antisemitism in Europe.

Speaking to Holocaust survivors in Krakow, Poland, ahead of an official service at the concentration camp, he said there were renewed attempts to “banish” Jews from the continent.

More..

Eric Pickles praises Polish resistance war effort

By Sandy Rashty, January 26, 2015

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles praised Polish resistance on a visit to Warsaw Zoo today, where more than 300 Jews were hidden during the Holocaust.

He commended Jan Żabiński, who was director of the zoo during the Nazi occupation of Poland, for saving the lives of Jews.

More..

They were the first to see the true horrors

By Sally Angel, January 22, 2015

We drove in and saw a sight that shocked us as nothing, even the sights of war, had ever shown us before. There was a stench of death everywhere. We were there for about two weeks filming and I thought as time went by it might leave me. I wanted to forget.

More..

Every non-Jew in a position of authority must take this terrible trip

By Richard Wood, January 22, 2015

Eight years ago, I saw the darkest side of man when I travelled to Auschwitz with a group of non-Jews to learn about the Holocaust.

This was a trip in which police officers, ambulance men and others in a similar position of responsibility were taken to the infamous concentration camp in a bid to understand the sensitivity and history about the Jews, what they went through and how we can work to

More..

Befriending Nazis saved me

By Monica Porter, January 22, 2015

There are many astonishing tales of survival under the Third Reich, but Freddie Knoller's story is in a class of its own. Not many Jewish fugitives made a living by showing Wehrmacht soldiers around the night clubs, cabarets and brothels of occupied Paris, mingling with scantily-clad dancing girls, jazz musicians, tarts and Nazis.

More..

Tourists threaten Auschwitz future

By Isabel De Bertodano, January 22, 2015

These days a trip to Auschwitz is not so much a pilgrimage as an essential part of any tourist itinerary.

Travel companies offer the visit as part of a day-trip from Krakow, followed by a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Advertisers are cashing in on the record numbers of visitors, erecting hoardings on the approach to it.

More..

'Double Genocide' has become the deadliest form of denial

By Dovid Katz, January 22, 2015

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches amid a disturbing new cover-up of Holocaust history.

More..

Why UK goverment and press failed to report the atrocities

By Michael Fleming, January 22, 2015

During the Second World War, news of German atrocities, especially those committed against Jews, did not circulate freely in the British press.

More..

Daniel Taub honours righteous gentiles at Foreign Office ceremony

By Josh Jackman, January 22, 2015

The Foreign Office has hosted a special event with the Israeli embassy ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, in which three righteous gentiles were honoured.

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub and Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood, who led the ceremony, also told more than 100 guests that Holocaust education was more vital now than ever.

More..

Holocaust survivors Ben Helfgott and Sabina Miller given the Freedom of the City of London honour

By Sandy Rashty, January 20, 2015

Two Holocaust survivors have been granted the Freedom of the City of the London.

Ben Helfgott and Sabina Miller received the honour today for their work with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

Polish-born Mr Helfgott said he was grateful to the City of London Corporation for the award.

More..