The Holocaust

Tour de France snubs velodrome Holocaust memorial

By Michel Zlotowski, July 12, 2012

The Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), which runs the Tour de France, has said it is not the business of a sports organisation to commemorate the 1942 round-up of Paris’s Jews, despite the involvement of the cycling body’s former director in the mass-deportation.


Holocaust survivors in line for $300m payout

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 10, 2012

Around 80,000 Holocaust survivors will receive a payment of approximately $300 million, following negotiations on Monday between Claims Conference representatives and German officials in Washington.


Gino Bartali: the Tour de France hero who defied Mussolini

By Simon Round, July 5, 2012

There are plenty of sporting heroes — people who have scored vital last-minute goals, run world records or taken a hatful of wickets. However, Italian cyclist Gino Bartali truly deserves the accolade.


Woman who probed evil minds

By David Robson, July 2, 2012

On Monday, family, friends and colleagues gathered in a small country church for the funeral of the journalist and historian Gitta Sereny. Everyone was united in one thought: we had never known anyone like her.


Alleged Yad Vashem vandals to appear in court

By Jennifer Lipman, June 26, 2012

Three suspects are to appear in court in Israel today in connection with the vandalism of the country's national Holocaust memorial museum.

The alleged perpetrators, all from Israel's strictly Orthodox community, are understood to have admitted to being behind the damage.


Yavneh college pupil's link to Shoah victim

By Marcus Dysch, June 21, 2012

A Borehamwood batmitzvah girl and her family turned her simchah into a moving memorial to a 10-year-old Holocaust victim.

Yavneh College pupil Leah Stepsky had asked her teachers to replicate an Israeli scheme which links bar- and batmitzvah students with young Holocaust victims through birth dates.


Republican blames Holocaust on Germany's gun control laws

By Josh Jackman, June 20, 2012

National Jewish Democratic Council President David Harris has demanded that Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, also known as “Joe the Plumber”, should apologise for releasing a campaign video in which he blames the Holocaust on gun control.


Children's author and Holocaust survivor on Queen's Honours List

By Zoe Winograd and Josh Jackman, June 16, 2012

Judge Clive Callman has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to law, education and charity.

The judge has been part of the Anglo-Jewish Association since 1956, and is a governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He is also director of the Jewish Studies Foundation in London.


DVD review: In Darkness - better than Spielberg

By Simon Round, June 15, 2012

Acclaimed Polish film-maker Agnieszka Holland’s harsh, uncompromising drama may have the same theme as Schindler’s List — a true-life story of a gentile who saved Jews
— but it is both more compelling and less sentiment-al than Spielberg’s blockbuster.


Holocaust centre opens in Hong Kong

By Erica Lyons, June 14, 2012

The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, across Asia, of education and awareness of the Holocaust, has opened.

The new centre is housed in the Carmel School Association’s Elsa High School. Jeremy Amias, a former Londoner, and long-standing member of Hong Kong’s Jewish community, serves as director of the HKHTC.