Holocaust

This is a chance for us to unite in our survival

By Karen Pollock, April 17, 2015

‘I only wish to be remembered, I wish my wife to be remembered, Gele Seksztajn. I wish my little daughter to be remembered. Margalit is 20 months old today.” These are the words of Israel Lichtensztajn. Israel died during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which began 72 years ago this week.

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The monster who was my grandad

By Sandy Rashty, April 17, 2015

Jennifer Teege says she will never forget meeting Ari Nornberg, a Holocaust survivor. While promoting her book in Tel Aviv this year, she spotted him sitting “two meters in front of me” in the packed room.

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Auschwitz and Birkenau - context for a march that honours the dead and marvels in the living

By Rosa Doherty, April 16, 2015

Day two of my journey with the UK delegation involved a visit to both Auschwitz and Birkenau.

On Thursday 11,000 people from all over the world march the three kilometres between the two camps, designed to contrast with the death marches which took place towards the end of the war.

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Children of survivors learn how to tell their parents’ stories

By Nathan Jeffay, April 16, 2015

Yom Hashoah is always meaningful for Rivka Ochana, but this year it was especially poignant. Thanks to a pioneering new course, she suddenly understands her own Holocaust history "in a completely different light".

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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’.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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