Holocaust Memorial Day

Cameron: Tell Holocaust stories in all UK schools

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

David Cameron has praised the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust and called for the stories of survivors to be told to children across Britain.

The prime minister, asked by MP Louise Ellman during Prime Minister's Questions to comment ahead of Friday's international Holocaust Memorial Day, said he strongly supported the trust's work.

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The Chief Rabbi's Holocaust Memorial Day message

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

Lord Sacks marks the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Boris Johnson hosts Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 at City Hall

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

Abraham Jacobs-Wllfisch, grandson of survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, performs a cello suite at London Mayor Boris Johnson's annual commemoration.

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Remembering the Holocaust

By Olivia Sales, January 24, 2012

It has been more than sixty years since the end of the Second World War. More than six decades since the Holocaust, the murder of six million Jews and the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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MPs mark Holocaust Memorial Day with Westminster debate

By Jennifer Lipman, January 20, 2012

Politicians from all parties have paid tribute to the heroism and bravery displayed by the victims of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust and spoken of their experiences visiting the camps and meeting survivors.

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York HMD has its budget restored

By Jessica Elgot, July 8, 2011

York's Holocaust Memorial Day budget, which was slashed by 80 per cent, has been restored to its original amount by the new Labour council.

Labour leader Councillor James Alexander had led a campaign to reinstate the budget, which was cut to £1,000 as part of an austerity package in February.

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Appeal for UK Jews to help 'lonely' Holocaust survivors

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel has called on Britain’s Jewish community to dig deep to help combat loneliness amongst Holocaust survivors.

In a joint appeal with outgoing Israeli ambassador to Britain Ron Prosor, Matthew Gould said that while the Israeli government played its part in supporting the estimated 210,000 survivors living there, there were still gaps in the provision.

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Holocaust Memorial Day in Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011
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Israelis are marking the annual Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day today. As in all other years, a siren was sounded prompting citizens to stop what they were doing for a two-minute silence. Watch footage of the moment at Jerusalem's usually bustling Machane Yehuda market.

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York maintains cut to Shoah day funding

By Jessica Elgot, April 15, 2011

Labour councillors have failed in a bid to overturn an 80 per cent reduction in York Council's Holocaust Memorial Day budget, which leaves just £1,000 to spend on the 2012 commemoration. A motion to reverse the cut was on the agenda at last week's council meeting, backed by Labour and Green councillors. Holocaust survivor Lillian Black also spoke in support.

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York slashes Holocaust day contribution

By Jessica Elgot, March 4, 2011

York Council has approved an 80 per cent reduction in its Holocaust Memorial Day budget, leaving just £1,000 to spend on the 2012 commemoration.

However, leader of the LibDem council Andrew Waller said money would be released from the Lord Mayor's budget to make up the deficit.

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