The Holocaust

Heroes and Villains: Who we liked, and who we didn't, in 2014

By JC Reporters, December 31, 2014

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Jewish Care workforce - by Rosa Doherty

Jewish Care employs staff from five continents to look after some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

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New Year Honours for Esther Rantzen, Joan Collins and Lord Young

By Sandy Rashty, December 30, 2014

A Hollywood actress, a television personality, a rabbi and at least two jewellers were among the 1,164 people who were recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, which was released this week.

TV presenter Esther Rantzen, who has described her Jewishness as a “central part of my identity”, was made a Dame.

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Irish Jews welcome HMD agreement over Israel

By Josh Jackman, December 24, 2014

Leaders of the Irish Jewish community have welcomed news that the Israeli ambassador will, for the first time, speak about links between the Shoah and Israel at Ireland’s national Holocaust Memorial Day next month.

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David Cameron 'filled with grief' for Holocaust victims on visit to Auschwitz

By Sandy Rashty, December 10, 2014

David Cameron lit a candle in memory of six million victims of the Holocaust on a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland today.

It was his first visit to the camp as prime minister.

Mr Cameron was accompanied by Jewish Leadership Council head Mick Davis, who is chair of the Holocaust Commission set up by Mr Cameron this year.

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Shoah cartoons up for Bafta

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 13, 2014

A BBC animated series which featured six Holocaust survivors as characters has been nominated for a Bafta.

Children of the Holocaust is the first animated programme of its kind and aims to help teachers share the experience of the survivors which may otherwise be too graphic for children to comprehend.

The five-minute cartoons include one telling the harrowing story of a 14-year-old boy in A

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Sign above death camp gates stolen

By Josh Jackman, November 6, 2014

Police in Germany are investigating the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the main gate at Dachau concentration camp.

A section of the wrought-iron sign, measuring 191 cm by 94 cm, was taken on Sunday night.

Security guards failed to spot the thieves, who had to scale another gate to get to the sign.

The site's director, Gabriele Hammermann, condemned the thieves.

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John Galliano loses unfair dismissal case against Dior

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2014

Fashion designer John Galliano has lost an unfair dismissal against Christian Dior – and been ordered to pay the top fashion house a symbolic €1.

The Gibraltar born designer was sacked by Dior after he was filmed telling two Italian women that Jews should be gassed. The incident took place in December 2010.

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Bid to set up Holocaust study centre in Glasgow

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2014

The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre is looking to set up a Holocaust study centre in Glasgow.

The group will apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund and appeal to the Scottish community for funds for the centre.

The move comes after the group completed a feasibility study, funded by a grant from the Scottish government.

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Romania reflects on its Shoah remembrance

By Petru Clej, October 30, 2014

Romanian Holocaust experts have used the tenth anniversary of the publication of an unprecedented report into the country's role in the Shoah to consider what lessons have been learnt.

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‘1,000 Nazis spied for America’

By David Lazarus, October 28, 2014

At least 1,000 ex-Nazis – some of them certainly war criminals responsible for murdering thousands of Jews – were recruited to spy for the US at the peak of the Cold War, the New York Times reported.

They were reportedly protected by the Central Intelligence Agency and FBI, both institutions infused by the post-war paranoia of Communism.

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