The Holocaust

It's not just about how they died - but how they lived

By Jessica Elgot, May 12, 2011

In the sea of blue and white magen Davids, navy jackets and wooden placards on the road between Auschwitz and Birkenau, a single Union Jack was held aloft.

It belonged to the first full British delegation to March of the Living - 80 students, young professionals and adults who were nearing the end of a six-day journey across Poland.

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John Demjanjuk found guilty of Holocaust killings

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

A man who could be one of the last people tried in Germany for Nazi-era war crimes has been found guilty of helping to kill Jews at Sobibor concentration camp.

John Demjanjuk was accused of being an accessory to the deaths of more than 27,000 people while he was a concentration camp guard during the Holocaust.

A judge sentenced him to five years in prison.

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Tom Cruise's Holocaust awareness mission

By Jennifer Lipman, May 6, 2011

Hollywood star Tom Cruise has been honoured by a Jewish human rights organisation for his work raising awareness of the Holocaust.

Mr Cruise, 48, was given the Humanitarian Award for his philanthropy work by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre at its annual dinner last night.

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March of the Living

May 6, 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.

The British delegation had 80 participants on a six-day trip to Poland, including three Holocaust survivors, students, Birthright alumni, JLGB leaders and two rabbis.

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Museum sells Schiele work to fund restitution payout

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2011

An Austrian art gallery has announced plans to auction a valuable Egon Schiele work in order to settle its debt from a lengthy legal battle over another of the artist's works which was looted from its Jewish owner by the Nazis.

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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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