'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' jailed for role in 300,000 deaths

By Charlotte Oliver, July 15, 2015

A former SS guard known as the “book-keeper of Auschwitz” has been sentenced to four years in prison for aiding the murder of at least 300,000 Jews.

Oscar Groening, now aged 94, was sentenced in court in the north German city of Lueneburg.

He had stood trial in front of Holocaust survivors and victims’ relatives over the past four months.


Proposal to rename Prague station after Sir Nicholas Winton

By Naomi Firsht, July 8, 2015

Prague’s main railway station could be named after Sir Nicholas Winton, the “British Schindler” who saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czech children from the Nazis during the Second World War.

Sir Nicholas died aged 106 last week. He was responsible for rescuing the children before they were sent to concentration camps.


Neo-Nazis outnumbered by counter-protesters at central London rally

By Josh Jackman, July 4, 2015

About 20 neo-Nazi demonstrators were confronted by hundreds of counter-protesters in a clear show of anti-fascist defiance on Saturday.

The outnumbered extremists who gathered to protest against the "Jewification" of London were met with cries "Nazi scum - off our streets" and "We are black, white, Asian and we're Jews. And there's many many more of us than you," from anti-Nazi activists.


Tessa Jowell lends her support at Golders Green Together ribbon event

By Josh Jackman, July 3, 2015

London Mayor candidate Tessa Jowell has expressed solidarity with the Jewish community as a month-long campaign against a planned neo-Nazi rally concluded with a show of cross-communal unity on Friday morning.

Ms Jowell was present as around 40 volunteers from grassroots group Golders Green Together turned out to decorate the area with green and gold ribbons.


Golders Green Together’s social media ‘thunderclap’ campaign reaches over 285,000 people

By Josh Jackman, July 2, 2015

Golders Green Together, the cross-communal initiative to combat the neo-Nazi rally in Golders Green, has reached more than 285,000 people with its “thunderclap” post, as supporters simultaneously broadcast a message of anti-racism across social media.


Campaign Against Antisemitism cancels protest against neo-Nazi rally

By Josh Jackman, June 30, 2015

The Campaign Against Antisemitism has cancelled its counter-protest against the neo-Nazi demonstration on July 4.


Chief Rabbi praises Queen for ‘moving’ visit to Belsen

By Marcus Dysch, June 26, 2015

The Chief Rabbi has praised the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh following their visit to the former Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis accompanied the royal couple as they laid a wreath at the site in Germany on Friday. He said the “Jewish world” appreciated the solidarity shown by the Queen.


First painting from Gurlitt stash of Nazi-looted art auctioned for £1.9m

By Rosa Doherty, June 25, 2015

A painting stolen from a Jewish family has become the first work from Cornelius Gurlitt’s collection of looted art to be sold at auction.

Two Riders on a Beach by German-Jewish artist Max Liebermann fetched £1.9 million at a sale at Sotheby’s in London.


Memories of a Holocaust survivor: I will never forget their generosity and love

By Myra Goodman, June 25, 2015

Seventy years ago, my parents were liberated from Nazi slave-labour camps. This is a sad anniversary for me. Although my mother and father survived the war, they both lost their parents, most of their relatives, and every single possession. Both were left with deep emotional scars.


Extremists plan to destroy Israeli flags and burn Talmud at Golders Green rally

By Marcus Dysch, June 16, 2015

Neo-Nazis plan to destroy Israeli flags during a protest at the heart of the Jewish community next month.

Organisers of the July 4 demonstration in Golders Green, north-west London, have also urged supporters to attend a secret burning of the Talmud ahead of the event.