The Holocaust

Cancelling Holocaust opera is 'censorship’, claims German director

By Sandy Rashty, May 14, 2013

A German director has described the decision to cancel his Holocaust-themed opera production as "censorship".

Director Burkhard C Kosminski's modern production of Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser, which held its opening night at the Rheinoper in Düsseldorf, was cancelled last week after its traumatic scenes caused a number of guests to seek medical help.


Holocaust opera cancelled after guests traumatised

By Sandy Rashty, May 13, 2013

A Holocaust-themed opera production was cancelled last week after its traumatic scenes caused a number of guests to seek medical help.

The modern production of Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser, had its opening night at the Rheinoper in Düsseldorf.


Scots pledge £510k for Shoah learning

By Marcus Dysch, May 13, 2013

Two pupils from every school and college in Scotland will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau after the Scottish Government announced an increase in Holocaust education funding.


David Cameron to judge Anne Frank letter contest

By Sandy Rashty, May 9, 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron is to judge a competition launched by the Anne Frank Trust UK for young people to say how they would make Britain a better place.

The “Thirteen in 13” project will ask British teenagers to write a 250-word online letter to Mr Cameron, giving their ideas for improving the country.


He’s conquering all his Demons

By John Nathan, May 7, 2013

In just a few weeks actor Elliot Levey’s profession has propelled him through genres ridiculous, sublime and downright bizarre.


‘Auschwitz cook’ arrested on war crimes charges

By Zoe Winograd, May 7, 2013

A 93-year-old alleged SS member was arrested in Germany last night.

Hans Lipshis, who was taken into custody from his care home near Stuttgart, was accused of taking part in murder and genocide at Auschwitz.


My pilgimage in Poland

By Simon Rocker, May 2, 2013

It had been a while since I had last tasted a slice of boiled gefilte fish. So where better to renew acquaintance with the Shabbat delicacy than one of its lands of origin, Poland? But I was not eating a Shabbat meal.


Pickles launches HMD on its 2014 journey

April 29, 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day organisers have made an early start to the 2014 commemoration by launching its theme of journeys at a House of Commons reception.


In Warsaw, monument to a new start

By Simon Rocker, April 26, 2013

The 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising last week was more than a commemoration of the best known act of Jewish resistance against the Nazis.


No, Justin Bieber, Anne Frank is not for you

By Emma Barnett, April 26, 2013

Everyone I know recalls a film, book or photograph that introduced them to the horrors of the Holocaust.

For me, it was Anne Frank's diary. I was 10 when my parents took me to the Franks' hiding place in Amsterdam.