The Holocaust

Feeling blue but harmonious in Leeds

By John Fisher, April 22, 2013

Hopes for friendly ties between the Leeds Jewish and Muslim communities were expressed on Sunday at the unveiling of a Leeds Civic Trust blue plaque commemorating the establishment of the Ort Technical Engineering School.


Pogroms that we cannot ignore

By David Aaronovitch, April 21, 2013

The Holocaust, as we know, was not a sudden event and nor is it - as some well-meaning (mostly) religious people often suggest - incomprehensible. Its scale, its ambition was what was remarkable about it. How it came about is not amazing at all.


Remembering those who fought back

By Martin Winstone, April 18, 2013

The landscape of Holocaust remembrance is punctuated by anniversaries, but few dates are as resonant as April 19, which marked the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. Its enduring symbolism is attested to by the fact that it is the national Holocaust Remembrance Day in Poland, the country from which more than half of the victims of the Shoah came.


British POWs honoured in Holocaust heroes ceremony

By Sandy Rashty, April 18, 2013

British Prisoners of War who saved a Jewish girl from the Nazis were honoured as “Holocaust Heroes” by the government this week.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles presented awards to eight people who saved Jews from Nazi persecution during the Second World War.


Justin Bieber says Anne Frank 'would have been a belieber'

By Zoe Winograd, April 15, 2013

Justin Bieber has caused controversy by expressing the view that Anne Frank “would have been a belieber” during his visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.


Fight for Nazi-looted art must continue

By Howard Spiegler, April 12, 2013

For more than 15 years, I and my law firm have been fortunate to have been provided the opportunity to handle, on behalf of the families of victims of the Holocaust, some of the most significant cases brought to recover artworks looted by the Nazi regime as part of its murderous programme to eliminate a whole race of people from the face of the earth.


Poland and Germany row over Shoah guilt

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2013

A German television series and a Polish magazine have sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries amid arguments over antisemitism and war guilt.

Polish news weekly Uwazam Rze caused outrage after it depicted German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a concentration camp prisoner in a front page image.


Private investigator thanked over hunt for Holocaust hero

By Sandy Rashty, April 11, 2013

A Jewish private investigator has tracked down the family of a British prisoner of war who saved a Jewish girl from Nazi persecution.

Anthony Davis, from Manchester, dedicated his professional services free of charge to locate families of PoW’s who helped hide Lithuanian-born Sara Matuson in a hayloft at the Gross Golmkau PoW camp, in northern Poland, for four weeks in January 1945.


Largest ever UK delegation leads March of the Living

By Zoe Winograd, April 11, 2013

A record-breaking 220 people joined the British delegation for this year’s March of the Living in Poland on Holocaust Remembrance Day .

And in recognition of the size of the group, they were given the honour of leading the 11,000 strong march from Auschwitz to Birkenau.


Home of last Jew in Auschwitz to be vegetarian cafe

By Anna Sheinman, April 10, 2013

The home of the last Jewish man to live in Auschwitz’s town is to be turned into vegetarian café.

Szymon Kluger lived in the town of Ozwiecim in Poland as a child and, after the Holocaust, returned to his childhood home, which is directly behind the town’s former synagogue, until his death in 2000.