The Holocaust

Rabbi condemns 'disgusting' Jews for Jesus Holocaust video

By Sandy Rashty, April 25, 2014

A UK Jewish leader has condemned a Jews for Jesus promotional video showing Jesus carrying a cross at the gates at Auschwitz.

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the senior rabbi for Reform Judaism, criticised the three-minute YouTube clip during a Radio 4 interview on Friday morning.

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Holograms? A teen’s idea for remembrance

By Charlotte Oliver, April 24, 2014

How will today’s younger generations keep the memory of the Holocaust alive in years to come?

That was the key question posed to more than 30 young people, aged between 16 and 25, who gathered at JW3 in London this week to discuss David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission.

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Fury over Hungary whitewash war statue

By Valentina Jovanovski , April 24, 2014

Protesters in Budapest are holding daily demonstrations to try to stop the construction of a controversial monument commemorating the victims of the German occupation, which they say is an attempt to whitewash Hungary’s role in the Holocaust.

Construction began on April 8, despite the government’s promise to postpone it until after Easter.

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Shop owner defends selling 'neo-Nazi' brand

By Rosa Doherty, April 24, 2014

A London shop owner under fire for selling clothes favoured by neo-Nazis insists his store has no connection with right-wing extremists.
Zsolt Mogyorodi opened the Viking Thor shop stocking Thor Steinar clothes, a German brand that has been described as the far-right's favourite outfitter.

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Tears for survivors who testified at High Court

By Rosa Doherty, April 18, 2014

A woman who cared for Holocaust survivors giving testimony during a famous court case in London has published an account of events 50 years on

Pensioner June Bennett-Self fought back tears as she recalled the bravery of the survivors who gave evidence against a doctor who subjected inmates at Auschwitz to harrowing suffering.

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William Hague pledges to push Poland on Holocaust restitution

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2014

Britain will push Poland to introduce laws on Holocaust restitution, Foreign Secretary William Hague has promised.

The pledge came in a letter responding to dozens of British parliamentarians who had urged Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk to take restitution more seriously.

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Families fail in bid to reclaim £165m treasures

By Daniel Easterman, April 10, 2014

A panel of German legal experts has ruled that medieval artefacts worth £165 million should not be returned to three Jewish families.

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Gurlitt signs agreement over looted art

By JC Reporter, April 8, 2014

Art collector Cornelius Gurlitt has signed an agreement with the German authorities to allow investigators to hold on to artworks confiscated from him that could have been looted by the Nazis.

At least 593 pieces among over 1200 paintings found in Mr Gurlitt’s Munich flat will be held by a team researching whether the works were stolen from Jewish owners.

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The importance of remembering

By Vernon Bogdanor, March 27, 2014

The Prime Minister has established a Holocaust Commission to make recommendations for a memorial. This should encourage us to reflect on how the Holocaust should be remembered in a country that was not involved in it either as a perpetrator or a collaborator.

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Boxing world mourns promoter Mickey Duff

By Marcus Dysch, March 24, 2014

Former boxing world champions and trainers have paid tribute to promoter and manager Mickey Duff, who has died aged 84.

Duff worked with more than a dozen title winners during his career, including stars such as Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe and John Conteh.

Professional Boxing Association president Barry McGuigan described Duff as a "giant of boxing".

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