The Holocaust

Life inside the concentration camps of Scotland

By Simon Webb, January 15, 2016

After the end of the Second World War, when the horrors of concentration camps such as Dachau and Belsen became known, it was commonly claimed of the German people that, ''They must have known.'' How could concentration camps be operating on the edge of villages and towns without those living nearby being aware of what was happening in such places?

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Son of Saul Shoah film nominated for an Oscar

By Josh Jackman, January 14, 2016

Holocaust film Son of Saul has been nominated for an Academy Award, it was announced on Thursday.

The Hungarian production, which has already won a Golden Globe and a Grand Prix honour from Cannes during the awards season.

It was first shown in Britain at the UK Jewish Film Festival in November.

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Ten survivors recognised for education role

By Josh Jackman and Naomi Firsht, January 7, 2016

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Ten Holocaust survivors have been recognised in the Queen's New Year's honours list, for their contributions to Shoah education.

Susan Pollack was made an MBE for her work supporting Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Honoured survivors celebrate with tea

January 7, 2016

Eight members of Jewish Care's Holocaust Survivors Centre who featured in the New Year's Honours were given a celebratory tea at the Hendon centre on Wednesday.

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Ukraine plans museum to commemorate Babi Yar

By Julie Masis, January 7, 2016

A museum will be built in Ukraine next year to mark the 75th anniversary of one of the biggest single Holocaust massacres, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital announced last week.

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Hungary drops plan for statue to honour Second World War politician

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

Plans to erect a statue of a former Hungarian minister who drafted antisemitic legislation during the Holocaust have been cancelled after protests.

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'I’m looking for the people who helped me,' says Shoah survivor at Yad Vashem

By Rosa Doherty, December 15, 2015

They stood out like a sore thumb.Most of the foreign visitors pulling up in coaches in the car park at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, were either schoolchildren or tourists.

But this group was different - it included five survivors and refugees from London, with first-hand experience of the history recorded inside the white building carved into Mount Herzl, on the edge of Jerusalem.

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'Teachers lack Shoah training' says HET chief

By Rosa Doherty, December 3, 2015

Schools and teachers need more support in delivering education about the Holocaust, according to a leading expert.

Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said that four out of five school staff teaching the Holocaust were self-trained.

More teachers needed to be able to access the training available, including that provided by HET.

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Bafta winner to record survivors' testimonies for David Cameron’s Holocaust Foundation

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2015

A Bafta award-winning production company has been appointed to record the testimony of Holocaust survivors as part of David Cameron’s Shoah education initiative.

Atlantic Productions, makers of shows including Inside the Commons, David Attenborough Meets President Obama, and Kingdom of Plants, will collect the stories of up to 100 survivors in early 2016.

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Huge Holocaust document cache found in wall cavity

November 26, 2015

The owners of a Budapest apartment have discovered a huge trove of documents relating to the Hungarian Holocaust in a wall cavity.

The 6,300 papers are part of a 1944 census of Budapest's Jews that was carried out to lay the ground for their extermination.

The documents contain a building-by-building record of residents surveyed and whether or not they were Jewish.

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