The Holocaust

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.


Ordinary people in extraordinary times

By Anne Sebba, September 21, 2012

What makes two people with identical backgrounds turn in completely opposite directions at critical moments? I have just finished an intriguing book called The Horror of Love, by Lisa Hilton, about the relationship between the socialite Nancy Mitford and her French lover, Gaston Palewski.


Estonian weight loss stunt features starving Buchenwald prisoners

By Jennifer Lipman, September 10, 2012

Estonian dieters have been advised about a new weight loss method via a "humorous"advert that featured Jewish concentration camp prisoners.


Britain is full of people fighting hatred. We are lucky to live here

By Jennifer Lipman, September 7, 2012

Standing in the ruins of Bergen Belsen just two years after it was liberated, chatting to children who had lost their entire families to the Nazis and survived unthinkable horrors, Greville Janner could hardly have predicted just how much the experience would shape his future.


Greek resistance heroine made Righteous Gentile

By Stylianos Perrakis, September 6, 2012

Lela Karayanni, a heroine of the Greek resistance who was arrested in July 1944 and executed by the Germans two months later, has been recognised by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among Nations.