Holocaust Memorial Day

Lib Dem MP David Ward told to meet peers over Shoah remark

By Marcus Dysch, May 30, 2013

An MP who accused Jews of failing to learn the lessons of the Holocaust is expected to meet senior Jewish peers to discuss the offence caused by his remarks.

Liberal Democrat David Ward was condemned by politicians, Jewish groups and Shoah survivors in January after using his blog to equate Jewish suffering in the Holocaust with Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.


Israel goes silent to remember the six million

By Anna Sheinman, April 8, 2013

Israel stood still and silent at 10 am this morning as the country remembered the six million who died in the Holocaust.


This year’s Yom Hashoah theme is ‘defiance’

By Zoe Winograd, April 3, 2013

The tagline for this year’s International Holocaust Memorial Day, Yom Hashoah, is ‘Defiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust: 70 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’.


Making more of Holocaust Memorial Day

By Marcus Dysch, February 14, 2013

A student who revolutionised her university’s Holocaust Memorial Day activities says she “felt obliged” to help.

Hava Kranat was surprised when she first attended Warwick University’s HMD service two years ago and found it was a simple candle-lit vigil attended by around 20 people.


King Solomon students commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

By Sandy Rashty, February 11, 2013

Students at King Solomon High School commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day by holding an educational seminar in partnership with other Redbridge-based schools.

The event was attended by 150 year 12 students from KS, Beal High, the Forest Academy, Wanstead High, Woodford County High, Ilford Country High, Trinity Catholic High and Valentines High.


David Ward blames pro-Israel 'machine' for HMD comment controversy

By Jennifer Lipman, February 6, 2013

The Liberal Democrat MP who was disciplined by his party's chief whip last week for accusing "the Jews" of failing to learn the lessons of the Holocaust has blamed "a huge operation" of Israel supporters for the controversy.


'Liberation' text is dropped after protest

By Cathy Forman, February 4, 2013

A Palestinian “liberation theology” reading was removed from a Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in South Shields following a complaint from Tyneside Jewish leaders.

Eric Joseph, the joint president of the Representative Council of North East Jewry, was offended by the inclusion of the reading from the Jerusalem-based Sabeel organisation.


Shul partners educating the young generation

By Zoe Winograd, February 4, 2013

A joint initiative by the Kingston Orthodox and Liberal synagogues to provide a Holocaust Memorial Day education programme for local students is now attracting over 1,000 participants.

On the launch day of the scheme’s seventh year, French-born survivor Marcel Ladenheim discussed his experiences with year-10 students from Coombe Boys’ School at Kingston Synagogue.


As memory becomes history…

By Karen Pollock, February 1, 2013

Over the past two weeks, people from all walks of life, all over the country, have joined together as a community to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The period around Holocaust Memorial Day is a momentous time to take stock - to remember the loss of life, the communities destroyed, the dreams cut short.


Featherstone denies snubbing local HMD ceremony

By Sandy Rashty, January 31, 2013

A political row is raging over the non-appearance of International Development minister Lynne Featherstone at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day event in her constituency.

The Jewish Hornsey and Wood Green Lib-Dem MP says she was not notified of the ceremony.