The Holocaust

Case for and against Holocaust schlock

By David Herman, November 25, 2012

In his fascinating book, What Ever Happened to Modernism?, the Jewish writer, Gabriel Josipovici, lays into middlebrow writing. What attracted attention when his book came out last year was his attack on some of Britain's best-known contemporary novelists, including Martin Amis, Julian Barnes and Ian McEwan.


Artists tour with Anne Frank Trust

By Anna Sheinman, November 16, 2012

Clila and Hadasa Bau, daughters of concentration camp artist Joseph Bau, had a positive message as they toured schools with the Anne Frank Trust.

Clila Bau said at Morpeth School, Bethnal Green, that pupils should understand “that our parents, even though they suffered, even though they met in a concentration camp, always found a way to be happy”.


Prague to host conference on restitution of property stolen in Holocaust

By Anna Sheinman, November 13, 2012

The Czech Foreign Ministry is to host a conference this month as part of efforts to recover property stolen during the Holocaust.


Jewish community commemorates Kristallnacht

By Sandy Rashty, November 9, 2012

Jewish communities across the globe are commemorating the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, remembers the pogrom attack of Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues in Germany and Austria on November 9-10 1938.

Ninety-one Jews were killed and 30,000 people were marched to concentration camps along the streets covered in broken glass.


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.