The Holocaust

Writer of fake Shoah memoir sued for £13m

By Charlotte Oliver, May 16, 2014

It is a haunting and triumphant testimony of human endurance. Young Jewish girl escapes the Nazis and treks 1,900 miles in search of her parents — living with a pack of wolves along the way. It is also entirely fictitious.

Now, Misha Defonesca, the Belgian author and subject of Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, has been ordered to pay £13.3m back to her publisher.

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Danes should be honoured

By Walter Goddard, May 15, 2014

I was a Jewish Dane who was rescued and taken to Sweden by our Resistance. German troops invaded Denmark in the early hours of April 9 1940, both in flat and indefensible Southern Jutland and at the Port of Copenhagen outside the Royal palaces.

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Roy Hodgson tells CST key to managing England

By Sandy Rashty, May 9, 2014

England football manager Roy Hodgson recalled a visit to Auschwitz with some of his players during a fundraising breakfast for the Community Security Trust on Friday.

According to a blog posted on the CST website after the event; Mr Hodgson, who visited the concentration camp in Poland in 2012, said members of the England squad had been keen to learn more about the Shoah prior to the visit.

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Alone and depressing

May 9, 2014

As survivor Jacob Geller put it this week, being the only Jew at an event marking a Holocaust massacre of 9,000 Jews is nothing other than depressing. Konskie, a small town in central Poland — it could have been many others — went from being a hub of Jewish life with kosher shops, schools and shuls to a place where there were not even Jewish memories: there are no Jews to remember anything.

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‘I was the only Jew at Polish massacre memorial’

By Orlando Radice, May 6, 2014

A Holocaust survivor has spoken of his sadness at being the only Jew present at a Polish commemoration for the massacre of 9,000 people during the Second World War.

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We must not be indifferent to others suffering

By Ronnie Landau, May 3, 2014

Several years ago, I received a disturbing telephone call concerning my 14 year-old step-daughter. At the time she was spending several months in a children’s village in northern Israel. The caller, who was Israeli-born, informed me that his son was a participant in the same scheme.

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Lib Dems Palestine group says sorry over links to Holocaust denial website

By Marcus Dysch, May 1, 2014

The Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine group has apologised after it repeatedly posted links to a website which promotes Zionist conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial.

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Spielberg genocide centre

By Tom Tugend, May 1, 2014

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, founder of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, is setting up a Centre for Advanced Genocide Research at the university.

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David Cameron on the Holocaust forum: be part of it

By David Cameron, May 1, 2014

Monday’s Holocaust forum is about three things.

First, it’s about saying thank you to some inspirational people who have come to this country and given us so much.

I am awestruck by the bravery that Holocaust survivors show when they go into schools and colleges and teach our young people about what happened. Sometimes they give several talks in one day.

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David Cameron calls on all survivors to have their say in Monday’s Holocaust forum

By Marcus Dysch, May 1, 2014

David Cameron has urged every Holocaust survivor in Britain to take part in a special event on Monday aimed at mapping out the future of Shoah education.

And he wants JC readers to help those who cannot attend to make a contribution.

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