The Holocaust

Released: Heartbreaking photos of Jews in a Poland ghetto

October 25, 2012

Young women daintily made up and wearing their Shabbat best, grinning men stand by a shelter in the morning sunshine — faces and figures so vividly captured that they could have been photographed yesterday.


Heartbreaking photos of Jews in a ghetto in Poland

October 25, 2012

A set of heartbreaking colour portraits of Jews in the Polish ghettos of Kutno and Warsaw, taken between 1938 and 1940, were published for the first time by US magazine Life last week to coincide with the 72nd anniversary of the opening of the Warsaw Ghetto.

(Pictures: Getty Images)



Clegg takes lessons back from Auschwitz project

By Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

Sixth-formers who toured Auschwitz-Birkenau with Nick Clegg last Thursday came away impressed by the Deputy Prime Minister’s commitment to Holocaust education.

Mr Clegg joined 200 students from the south-east on the 100th trip to the death-camp sites organised as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s “Lessons from Auschwitz” programme.


Oldest Auschwitz survivor dies at age of 109

By Jennifer Lipman, October 23, 2012

Polish officials have confirmed the death of the oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Antoni Dobrowolski, who was not Jewish, was sent to the camp in 1942 for teaching Polish children in secret during the German occupation of Poland. When the Nazis invaded, education was suppressed in the country.


Colour Photos of Nazi Ghettos Published

By Sahar Zivan, October 19, 2012

Time Magazine has published a selection of photos which portray the Jewish ghettos of Kutno and Warsaw in a previously unseen way. High-ranking Nazi photographer Hugo Jaeger, who took the pictures, was supplied by the Nazi hierarchy with both a colour and 3D-capable camera.


Holocaust Educational Trust at Party fringe meetings

October 11, 2012

The Holocaust Educational Trust ran three fringe meetings at this year’s party conferences exploring the influence of the internet and social media on the Holocaust.

Recognising the problem of teaching the Holocaust as survivors die, the HET assembled three panels to discuss role models, fictional depictions of the Shoah, football, radio and television.


Jewish Holocaust refugees who went below stairs

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2012

The daily life of a Jewish Holocaust refugee who escaped the Nazis by working as a servant in a British home will be discussed in a BBC documentary tomorrow.

Edith Argy's story will be told in the third part of the BBC2 series Servants: the True Story of Life Below Stairs.


Nurses of Bergen Belsen survivors recognised in research

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2012

The heroic efforts of nurses and other female aid workers in the immediate aftermath of the liberation of Bergen Belsen, including the aunt of broadcaster Esther Rantzen, have been highlighted in a new piece of research.


Shoah refugee fails to get UK charity’s help

By Anna Sheinman, September 28, 2012

A Holocaust refugee who is a British citizen has been refused help by the leading British charity in America.

Ruth Babat, née Schillaj, was born in Frankfurt in 1933. Her parents fled Nazi Germany in 1937, settling in Golders Green, north London.


Australian man's Holocaust story labelled a ‘lie’

By Dan Goldberg, September 27, 2012

Pressure is mounting on an Australian man to prove that his remarkable Holocaust survival story is true.