The Holocaust

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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Schools' anti-hate course

By Simon Rocker, March 24, 2014

An anti-racism programme has been launched for schools which draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Serb massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995.

It has been instigated by the Joseph Interfaith Foundation, a charity supporting Jewish-Muslim dialogue.

While the foundation has been active on campus for a number of years, the Auschwitz and Srebrenica programme, designed for 15-

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Iranian leader questions the Holocaust

By Sandy Rashty, March 21, 2014

Iran’s supreme leader has questioned whether the Holocaust took place.

In a speech marking the Persian New Year on Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: "Expressing opinion about the Holocaust, or casting doubt on it, is one of the greatest sins in the West.

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Greece passes 'law of return' for Jews who fled

By Marcus Dysch, March 21, 2014

Greece has passed legislation allowing Jews who fled the country before the end of the Second World War the "right of return" and to claim citizenship.

Former deputy foreign minister Dimitrios Dollis instigated the new law - which will come into effect within a month.

He said it was unlikely many Jews would claim Greek citizenship, but that he had acted out of principle.

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German city moves to bulldoze Holocaust villa

By Toby Axelrod, March 20, 2014

Activists in the German city of Steinfurt near the Dutch border are protesting against plans to tear down what they call the “last witness to Jewish life in our district”.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z visit Anne Frank's house

By Sandy Rashty, March 20, 2014

Beyoncé Knowles and rapper husband Jay-Z have visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

The American couple, who are currently performing on tour around Europe, viewed the former Frank family safe-house that was later discovered by the Nazis, on Wednesday.

Beyoncé, wearing a denim jumpsuit and black hat, was pictured signing the visitors book.

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Vilnius, March 11: my date with raw hate

By Efraim Zuroff, March 14, 2014

March 11 is the day Lithuanian independence was restored in 1990, with the Soviet Union on the brink of collapse.

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Cricketer Angus Fraser recalls Middlesex County Cricket Club's Auschwitz tour

By Angus Fraser, March 14, 2014

I had no idea of what to expect as the Middlesex County Cricket Club party travelled from our comfortable hotel in Krakow to the former concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. I was not alone. There was a nervous silence on the coach as the group made its way through the stark Polish countryside.

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Poland has good record on restitution, insists envoy

By Marcus Dysch, March 13, 2014

Poland has taken suitable measures to ensure Holocaust survivors receive compensation, the country's ambassador to Britain has claimed.

Witold Sobkow responded to criticism over the Polish approach to restitution by suggesting the state had paid almost $1 billion for lost and seized property.

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