The Holocaust

Education is taken seriously, but experts warn of 'troubling' gaps

By Simon Rocker, October 29, 2015

The government's pledge earlier this year of £50 million towards a new Holocaust memorial and learning centre shows how seriously remembrance of the Shoah is now taken in Britain.

Over the past 30 years the subject has moved from the margins of national life, largely thanks to an annual memorial day and space on the national curriculum.


Survey reveals pupils’ deep misunderstanding about antisemitism and the Holocaust

By Simon Rocker, October 26, 2015

More than two-thirds of secondary school pupils in England are unaware of the meaning of the term "antisemitism", according to a major new report on Holocaust education.

While the vast majority of pupils thought it important to learn about the Shoah, and most wanted to know more about it, the majority appeared to "lack core knowledge and understanding" of its key features.


Chief admires Holocaust garden

October 15, 2015

A Holocaust memorial garden at the United Synagogue's Waltham Abbey cemetery in Essex was opened by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on Monday.


Ben Carson claims gun ownership could have saved more Jews from the Holocaust

By Josh Jackman, October 9, 2015

A Republican presidential candidate has been condemned for saying that Holocaust victims might have stopped the genocide if they had been armed.


The soldier who a created a haven from the hell of the Holocaust

By Karen Glaser, October 8, 2015

Some thought he was a psychologist, others called him a teacher and many knew him as a soldier.

What is certain is that Moshe Ze'iri had a remarkable - if category-resistant - career.

Mr Ze'iri was a member of a Jewish-Palestinian unit in the British army, which was stationed in northern Italy immediately after the war.


WATCH: Holocaust survivor shares story about human kindness in the darkest of times

By Jessica Weinstein, September 30, 2015

A video of a French Holocaust survivor and her story about human kindness in the darkest of times has gone viral.


The painful truth about survival

By Emma Hartley, September 29, 2015

All I can do for my family who were lost is to say, I am with you in spirit. I take on myself, as much as I can bear, the terrible despair, suffering, heartbreak and pain that was visited on you. Although it is only a feeble gesture, I stand with you at the moment of death, and create a living link with you. That’s all I can do.”


91-year-old woman charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder for role in Holocaust

By JC Reporter, September 22, 2015

German prosecutors have charged a 91-year-old woman with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations she was a member of the Nazi SS who served in Auschwitz.

The woman, whose name has not been disclosed, is alleged to have served as a radio operator for the camp commandant from April to July 1944.


Pears Foundation gives £5m to Imperial War Museum to upgrade Holocaust exhibition

By Charlotte Oliver, September 16, 2015

The Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust exhibition is to undergo a multi-million pound expansion and redevelopment, thanks to support from the Pears Foundation.


The agony and anticipation of waiting for a dream to come true

By Monica Porter, September 13, 2015

How long does it take for a dream to die? Five years? Ten? Fifteen? Well, I have had a certain dream for 25 years now, and you know what? After a long quarter-century of disappointments, I think I might have to let it go. Which is a real shame, because it's a wonderful dream.