Holocaust Memorial Day

British Library puts Holocaust survivors’ testimony online

By Sandy Rashty, January 20, 2015

The British Library has launched an online collection of Holocaust survivor testimonies to mark Holocaust Memorial Day this month.

The ‘Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust’ project, which was funded by the Pears Foundation and the Brian and Jill Moss Charitable Trust, gives readers access to 289 audio interviews with survivors living in Britain.

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Police investigate daubing of Holocaust Memorial Day poster

By Sandy Rashty, January 16, 2015

Police in London are appealing for witnesses after antisemitic graffiti was daubed on posters advertising Holocaust Memorial Day.

The words “liar” and “killers” were sprayed in red across one advert in Newham.

The graffiti, which has been treated as racially aggravated criminal damage, has been removed.

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Nick Clegg promises to protect Holocaust education funding

By Marcus Dysch, January 12, 2015

Holocaust education funding will be protected for the next five years if the Liberal Democrats return to government after the election, Nick Clegg has promised.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the £9 million budget for the Holocaust Education Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz programme would continue to 2020.

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Lottery aid in Lancaster

By pat lidiker, January 2, 2015

Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community has received a £10,000 Lottery award for events during January commemorating the Holocaust.

In the weeks leading up to January 27, planned events by a steering group — which includes representatives from the Jewish community and other faith groups — will include educational visits to schools and an arts exhibition at the Dukes Theatre.

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Irish Jews welcome HMD agreement over Israel

By Josh Jackman, December 24, 2014

Leaders of the Irish Jewish community have welcomed news that the Israeli ambassador will, for the first time, speak about links between the Shoah and Israel at Ireland’s national Holocaust Memorial Day next month.

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Israel ban at Holocaust memorial condemned

By Josh Jackman, December 18, 2014

The decision to ban the host of Ireland's Holocaust Memorial Day event from mentioning Israel has been condemned by organisations around the world.

The JC revealed last week that Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland (HETI) had instructed the master of ceremonies at January's national memorial not to refer to Israel.

The decision sparked a furious reaction.

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Fury over Israel ban at Shoah memorial

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

Organisers of a national Holocaust memorial event have banned any mention of Israel.

The trustees of Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland (HETI) have instructed the host of the country's main Shoah memorial event in January "not to refer to the Jewish State or the State of Israel during any part of the ceremony".

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Students play down memorial day row

By Naomi Firsht, October 23, 2014

The student union at Goldsmiths College has denied it rejected Holocaust Memorial Day.

A motion to mark HMD, as well as days commemorating genocides in Armenia and Ukraine, was voted down by 60 to one.

Student Colin Cortbus, who put forward the proposal, said its rejection was "sad for democracy and tolerance".

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Holocaust charity boycotts Dorchester hotel over Sharia law

By Marcus Dysch, June 13, 2014

The Holocaust Educational Trust has relocated its annual dinner from the Dorchester hotel as calls to boycott the venue grow.

The charity said it was fundamentally at odds with the repressive Sharia laws introduced by Dorchester owner the Sultan of Brunei in the south east Asia kingdom.

HET’s fundraising event will instead be moved to a new venue.

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Abbas says Holocaust was worst crime in modern history

By Rosa Doherty, April 28, 2014

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has declared that the Holocaust was the most 'heinous' crime committed in modern times.

He made the statement in English, Spanish and Arabic on the website of Wafa, Palestine's official news agency, as Israel began its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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