The Holocaust

Swede TV host: 'Israel guilty of Holocaust'

By Nathalie Rothschild, November 10, 2011

The Swedish public television broadcaster SVT has stoked controversy by hiring a blogger with a history of making extreme anti-Israeli remarks.

Gina Dirawi, a 20-year-old of Palestinian descent, has landed the biggest gig on Swedish television: hosting the music talent show Melodifestivalen.

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Lottery windfall helps to preserve Shoah stories

By Jessica Elgot, November 4, 2011

A Leeds group has been awarded almost £150,000 of Lottery funding to train families of Holocaust survivors to pass on their stories.

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Review: Shalom Baby

By John Nathan, October 31, 2011

If new plays are to take on the subject of the Holocaust in ways that speak to future generations across the cultural and racial spectrum, then they are going to have to be at least as engaging as this offering from writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair.

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Eichmann's Jews: The Jewish Administration of Holocaust Vienna, 1938-1945

By David Cesarani, October 24, 2011

By Doron Rabinovici
Polity Press, £20

No sooner had the threat of annihilation been lifted from Jews in Europe than they began to accuse one another of co-operating with the Germans in order to survive. Tribunals were set up in liberated cities and Displaced Persons camps to hear charges against former functionaries in German-run administrations.

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Ukraine launches two museums

October 6, 2011

Two new Jewish museums are planned in Kiev, Ukraine. Jewish leaders in Ukraine announced last week that they hoped to begin construction in September next year, in addition to the several Jewish museums that already exist in the country.

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MDA pledge for Israel's Holocaust survivors

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

Holocaust survivors living in Israel and in need of emergency medical care will no longer have to worry about finding the money thanks to the efforts of Magen David Adom donors in Britain and France.

The contribution, which affects the more than 240,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel, was revealed at Britain's annual MDA dinner in London on Wednesday.

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A tawdry Holocaust opera

By Stephen Pollard, October 3, 2011

I have good news for James Inverne.

On this page last week, James highlighted the regularity with which arts events of specific interest to Jews are scheduled for days when no remotely observant Jew can attend.

The latest example is The Passenger, the much-hyped opera set in Auschwitz, which lay unperformed on stage from its composition by Mieczyslaw Weinberg in 1967 until last year.

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Minnelli's late show for Holocaust Centre

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

A late-running programme at Sunday's fundraiser for the Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire meant that star attraction Liza Minnelli did not take the stage until 11.45pm.

But the 400 audience members at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in central London were rewarded with a bravura show at what organisers said was the smallest venue the 65-year-old star had played.

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Ed Miliband on 'outsider' Jewish heritage

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

Ed Miliband has once again referred to his Jewish roots in his party conference address.

The Labour leader, who was chosen for the post on Rosh Hashanah last year, spoke of how his parents fled the Nazis then came to Britain "and embraced its values".

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Turkish Prime Minister claims Israel uses Holocaust as excuse

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

Holocaust survivors have reacted furiously to comments by the Turkish Prime Minister suggesting that Israel uses the Holocaust as an excuse to kill Palestinians.

The Israeli Prime Minister also condemned Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his remarks, made during an appearance on Turkish television.

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