Second World War

Two heroes who cleared the path to reconciliation

By Miranda Seymour, September 5, 2013

Arriving in London as a young girl from Germany in the early 1960s, the woman who is today my German teacher found herself friendless and desperately short of funds. Her kindly rescuer was an elderly businessman who had come to England as a refugee from Nazi Germany, back in 1935. He gave Friederike a job and found her a place to live.


Cross removed from Jewish pilot's Second World War grave

By Zoe Winograd, August 30, 2013

This week marks the end of a two-year campaign by the family of Second World War hero pilot Cyril Anekstein to have a cross removed from his grave and replaced by a star of David.

Squadron Leader Anekstein was killed during a RAF bombing mission over Germany in August 1943 and buried in the Rheinberg cemetery.


‘WW1 Victoria Cross winner should be honoured like other heroes’

By Zoe Winograd, August 23, 2013

The honorary president of the Jewish Military Museum, Henry Morris, has said that the government is wrong in denying a tribute to a Jewish Victoria Cross winner because he was not born in Britain.


Normandy competition

By Sandy Rashty, August 9, 2013

The daughter of a Second World War veteran has launched a competition for schools to highlight the heroism of troops in the D-Day invasion.

Rachelle Goldberg launched the project to commemorate her late father, Sidney Goldberg, who fought in the Normandy landings of 1944.


Arctic bravery rewarded 70 years later

By Sandy Rashty, July 26, 2013

British servicemen who served on convoys between the UK and Russia during the Second World War have been recognised by the government.

Around 24 members of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (Ajex) received the Arctic Star award after a 70-year campaign.

The vessels travelled through German blockades to keep war materials and supplies afloat between the Allies.


I will boost Israel trade across the UK

By Hugo Bieber , July 14, 2013

Five years ago, Saul Singer and Dan Senor wrote a book whose title would come to define Israel — “Start-up Nation”.


Most-wanted Nazi suspect who ‘beat prisoners with dog whip’ is charged

By Josh Jackman, June 20, 2013

László Csizsik-Csatáry, the alleged Nazi war criminal, was charged this week with participating in the murder of 15,700 Jews during the Holocaust.

Hungarian prosecutors said the 98-year-old was the police commander of the Kosice detention camp — then in Slovakia — where he assaulted Jews with a dog whip before sending all those interned to Auschwitz.


Recovered diary by Hitler's aide sheds light on the Third Reich

By Zoe Winograd, June 11, 2013

A lost diary written by one of Hitler’s closest aides has been found in America.

The document, which disappeared after the Nuremberg trials in 1946, was written by Alfred Rosenberg, who was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity.


US Senator Lautenberg dies

By Elliot Miller, June 3, 2013

Frank Lautenberg, the last surviving Second World War veteran in the US Senate, died this morning, aged 89. Lautenberg was the Democratic Senator for New Jersey and was the oldest member of the Senate.


Revealed: how Mosley lost a million dollars

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2013

Oswald Mosley’s attempt to build up support overseas in the years after the Second World War was thwarted by his commitment to antisemitism, according to a newly released Foreign Office file.

The British fascist leader planned to recruit support in America and publish a newspaper advancing his extremist views.