Krakow for Holocaust Remembrance Day: my journey

By Rosa Doherty, April 15, 2015

In Krakow, Poland the sun was shining, the wind blew pleasantly and a large group of Charedim pushed passed me as I disembarked the plane, ready for what one organiser had already promised was going to be ‘a deeply personal journey that would change my life’.


Eric Pickles announces £1.5m for projects preserving Holocaust survivors' testimony

By JC Reporter, March 27, 2015

A £1.5 million package to safeguard the memories of Holocaust survivors for future generations has been announced by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

The initiative includes a £1 million project to record and digitally preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors who have not yet given their testimony.


Manchester art project brings back memories for survivors

By Josh Jackman, December 25, 2014

An art therapist is helping Holocaust survivors to remember and record their stories.
Jerusalem-born artist Chava Erlanger, also known as Chava Rosenzweig, runs Latent Memories, a Six Point Foundation project for lonely, isolated survivors.

“It gives them something to reference and talk about,” Ms Erlanger said. “Then we type up what they say and photograph their reactions.”


Former Auschwitz guard to stand trial for murder of 300,000

By Josh Jackman, December 17, 2014

A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been ruled fit to stand trial next year on mass-murder charges.

Oskar Groening was employed at the concentration camp in occupied Poland in mid-1944, when 300,000 people were killed on arrival. His job was to send valuable possessions of the deceased to Germany.


Youth envoys named for David Cameron's Holocaust Commission

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2014

David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission has announced a panel of young Shoah ambassadors who will work on developing educational tools to help future generations learn about the genocide.

The six students were chosen after they wrote essays outlining their plans for keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive.


Helena Bonham Carter meets Holocaust survivors in US

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2014

Members of David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission have travelled to the United States to investigate new techniques for educating people about the Shoah.

Actress Helena Bonham Carter, television presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and commission chair Mick Davis visited New York and Washington.


Alexander Imich, the world's oldest man, dies

By Rosa Doherty, June 9, 2014

The world oldest man has died at the age of 111.

Alexander Imich, born February 4 1903, died yesterday morning at a hospital in Manhattan.

His friends Michael Mannion and Trish Corbett were taking care of him and confirmed his death to reporters.

Mr Imich was raised by a secular Jewish family in Poland before settling in America.


Baroness Warsi calls for ‘inventive’ Holocaust remembrance

By Daniel Easterman, May 15, 2014

Baroness Warsi revealed this week how a visit to Yad Vashem had sharpened her appreciation of the importance of Holocaust remembrance.

The minister for faith and communities told an audience at the Foreign Office in London on Tuesday: “I was really struck by the image of a young girl. She was the same age and a spitting image of my daughter.


Yom Hashoah's vital message

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, April 24, 2014

A number of years ago, I led a group on a most memorable trip to Poland. As we were making our way to Auschwitz-Birkenau, following a moving Shacharit service in the restored Oswiecim synagogue, we were appalled to see a Polish bystander make a Nazi salute as we passed by.


Shop owner defends selling 'neo-Nazi' brand

By Rosa Doherty, April 24, 2014

A London shop owner under fire for selling clothes favoured by neo-Nazis insists his store has no connection with right-wing extremists.
Zsolt Mogyorodi opened the Viking Thor shop stocking Thor Steinar clothes, a German brand that has been described as the far-right's favourite outfitter.