The Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day 2013

By Sandy Rashty, January 28, 2013


No offence meant, says David Ward over remarks about Jews, Holocaust and Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, January 27, 2013

A Liberal Democrat MP criticised by his own party over remarks accusing “the Jews” of having failed to learn the lessons of the Holocaust has defended his comments.

Bradford East MP David Ward posted the remarks on his personal blog on Friday, shortly after signing the Holocaust Memorial Trust’s book of remembrance ahead of today’s annual memorial day.


Lib Dem MP criticised for 'abusing memory' of Holocaust victims

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2013

The chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust has expressed her disappointment over the comments by a Liberal Democrat MP accusing "the Jews" of atrocities in Gaza.

David Ward compared modern Israel to the Nazi regime in remarks on his website - now deleted - made after he signed the Trust's Book of Commitment ahead of Holocaust Memorial day 2013.


MPs warn of far-right rise in Europe during Holocaust Memorial day debate

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2013

MPs spoke movingly of meeting Holocaust survivors and visiting the sites of Nazi atrocities in a parliamentary debate convened to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

In what has become a tradition since 2008, politicians of all parties acknowledged the annual memorial day, which officially takes place this year on Sunday.


Yehuda Bauer discusses the Holocaust at LJCC

By Sandy Rashty, January 24, 2013

Professor Yehuda Bauer discussed Nazi ideology in an address to a Holocaust Memorial Day meeting attended by 170 people at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green on Wednesday.

The professor, who teaches Holocaust studies at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, was presented with an award by Yad Vashem UK chairman Simon Bentley.


Teen antisemitic ‘joke’ spurs Holocaust education programme

By Marcus Dysch, January 24, 2013

A teenager’s antisemitic email to an online Jewish group has spurred his school into extending its Holocaust education programme.

The founders of a Toronto-based website, which alerts subscribers to bereavements, were shocked to see a message entitled “Nazis Rule!” declaring “Go and get locked up in those chambers you smelly big nose clowns!”


Remember: HMD is more than a day

By Olivia Marks-Woldman, January 24, 2013

This coming Sunday is Holocaust Memorial Day. We in the Jewish community know the details of the Holocaust all too well, and dedicate a day in our calendar to mourn the loss of six million lives, and the damage and destruction to millions more: Yom HaShoah.


Lee Jasper: 'Israel is racist oppressor'

By Jennifer Lipman, January 22, 2013

Respect Party politician Lee Jasper has used the upcoming Holocaust Memorial Day to mount an attack on Israel as a "racist oppressor".

Mr Jasper, a former equalities adviser to Ken Livingstone and an activist on race relations issues, made the comments about Israel and the Holocaust on his Facebook page.


Spies and silence: When politics is put before justice

By Helen Fry, January 21, 2013

With the huge success of the latest Bond film, Skyfall, and celebrations last year of the 50th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s blockbuster creation, fascination with all things relating to spies is trendy again. Of course, to get nearer to the truth of the gritty underworld that protects our shores we would do better to pick up a John le Carré novel.


England football stars' DVD assists goals for Shoah studies

By Barry Toberman and Zoe Winograd , January 21, 2013

An educational resource for secondary schools inspired by the visit of the England football squad to Auschwitz-Birkenau last year was launched on Monday by Football Association chairman David Bernstein.

A jointly funded collaboration between the FA and the Holocaust Educational Trust, it is seen as a different way of engaging pupils in Holocaust studies.