The Holocaust

Memorial turnout pleases organisers

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2011

More than 750 people attended the main national Yom HaShoah ceremony on Sunday in Hyde Park, one of more than 20 commemorative events held around the country.

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UK joins March of the Living

By Jessica Elgot, May 5, 2011

The first full British delegation to the March of the Living joined Jews from all over the world this week in Poland to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

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UK envoy launches survivors' appeal

By Jessica Elgot, May 5, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel has embarked on a "deeply personal" campaign to raise £2 million from British Jews to help Holocaust survivors. Ambassador Matthew Gould launched the appeal to mark Yom HaShoah, alongside the outgoing Israeli ambassador to the UK Ron Prosor.

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How the Groucho Club networkers hope to save the Holocaust Centre

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2011

Two worlds which, on the face of it, have nothing in common are coming together in a unique effort this year.

Stephen Fry and Elaine Paige are among the host of stars more often associated with showbiz hotspots such as the Groucho Club, who have joined forces with a museum volunteer from Worksop and her family to create a glamorous London affair in aid of Holocaust education.

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Thousands of Holocaust documents go online

By Simon Rocker, May 5, 2011

A new online database will make it easier to find out what happened to the thousands of artworks pillaged by the Nazis after Hitler's rise to power in 1933.

It is one of several initiatives in aid of Holocaust research that were announced this week in the wake of Yom Hashoah on Sunday.

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Appeal for UK Jews to help 'lonely' Holocaust survivors

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel has called on Britain’s Jewish community to dig deep to help combat loneliness amongst Holocaust survivors.

In a joint appeal with outgoing Israeli ambassador to Britain Ron Prosor, Matthew Gould said that while the Israeli government played its part in supporting the estimated 210,000 survivors living there, there were still gaps in the provision.

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Holocaust Memorial Day in Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011
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Israelis are marking the annual Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day today. As in all other years, a siren was sounded prompting citizens to stop what they were doing for a two-minute silence. Watch footage of the moment at Jerusalem's usually bustling Machane Yehuda market.

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Remembrance day

April 28, 2011

Organisers of Sunday's Hyde Park ceremony to commemorate Yom HaShoah - the Jewish re-membrance day for Holocaust victims - are hoping for a four-figure turnout.

The Forum for Yom HaShoah, a cross-communal initiative, points out that there will be two dozen other commemorative events around the country.

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From grief to hope - a religious Shoah message

By Lord Jonathan Sacks, April 28, 2011

For the past two years, we have been engaged in a major experiment in Anglo-Jewry: finding a way of giving religious expression to Yom ha-Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day - which falls this Sunday - in a way that will guarantee its continuity across the generations even when there are no more survivors to share their memories and stories with us.

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Why an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor has become a heroine to young Africans

April 21, 2011

To her friends, Hilde Back was a quiet, elderly Jewish woman who used to teach pre-school children and had lived alone for 35 years. But to Chris MBuru she was "an angel who had walked into my life and fixed it".

Back, now 88, is the star of Jennifer Arnold's new documentary, A Small Act, after she unwittingly inspired the largest educational fund in Kenya.

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