The Holocaust

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.


Israel donates to Polish Holocaust memorial fund

By Jennifer Lipman, September 23, 2011

Israel has pledged £650,000 to safeguard the future of Holocaust memorials in Poland.

The money will be used to make vital repairs to structures at the sites of Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. More than 1.38 million people toured the museum last year.


Mearsheimer backs book by antisemite

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

A US academic who co-wrote a controversial book about the Israel lobby has praised a new work by the Jewish antisemitic writer Gilad Atzmon.

Mr Atzmon, a jazz musician and vociferous critic of Israel and Judaism, has written a book called The Wandering Who?


'Our culture must be renewed here'

By Anna Sheinman, September 22, 2011

This week there were speeches, processions and a wreath-laying in Vilnius and nearby suburb Ponar, where 70,000 Jews were murdered between 1941 and 1944.


Wreaths laid, but doubt hangs in the air

By Geoff Vasil, September 22, 2011

Today is Lithuanian Holocaust Day. This is the day the Vilna Ghetto was "liquidated" in 1943, but is not generally known among Lithuanians. It does not even appear on the Wikipedia list of Lithuanian holidays, although Molotov-Ribbentrop Day, August 23, does. September 23 usually receives a few minutes on the evening news - after it's over.


Holocaust resistance to be relived on Twitter

By Jennifer Lipman, September 19, 2011

The extraordinary efforts of a group of German students who resisted the Nazis are to be documented in a series of 140 character messages.

Next Sunday will see a host of stars gather at a London hotel for a ball in aid of the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire.


Maureen Lipman donates art to Holocaust charity

By Jennifer Lipman, September 12, 2011

Actress Maureen Lipman is to draw on one of her other talents to help raise money for Holocaust remembrance.

A signed painting by the actress is to be auctioned at the White Rose ball later this month, where she will also host proceedings.


Acquitted 'Nazi' dies

By Toby Axelrod, September 8, 2011

Sandor képiró, who died last Saturday, had recently been acquitted by the Buda District Court of complicity in a 1942 massacre of 1,250 civilians, including Jews, Serbs and Roma, in the Serbian city of Novi Sad.


Swastikas fly high in Guernsey

By Jessica Elgot, September 8, 2011

The leader of Jersey's Jewish community has voiced his dismay at reports of high demand for neo-Nazi memorabilia in another of the Channel Islands, Guernsey.

The Guernsey Press reported that a fancy dress shop in Lower Vauvert was having to restock its collection of Nazi flags, because they had proved so popular.

Fancy That manager Jo Francis said the shop had just one swastika flag left fro


Holocaust graves in Ukraine to be marked

By Jennifer Lipman, September 7, 2011

Memorial stones are to be erected at the sites of mass killings of Jews in the Ukraine during the Holocaust.

The first ceremony, to be held next week at the site of a mass grave in the town of Baryshivka, marks 70 years since Jews were killed by the Nazis in towns around the Ukraine.