The Holocaust

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.


Hungary in £5m row with Claims Conference

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, September 6, 2012

Hungary and the Claims Conference traded barbs last week after the country demanded the return of more than £5 million it had handed over for Hungarian Holocaust survivors living abroad.


Crematorium planned near Nazi concentration camp

By Jennifer Lipman, August 31, 2012

Campaigners have called on the Polish authorities to halt construction work on a crematorium just minutes from the site of a Nazi concentration camp.

Majdanek, located on the outskirts of Lublin, was one of six key Nazi camps and around 80,000 people were murdered there during the Holocaust.


Holocaust survivor granny hunts bag snatcher

By Anna Sheinman, August 24, 2012

A 77-year-old Holocaust survivor is on a mission to track down the man who stole her handbag.

Bertha Presz of Queens, New York, who grew up in Belgium and fled the Nazis as a child, had her bag stolen. The crime occurred while she was in the egg aisle at Brach's Glatt Kosher Meat Market in Kew Garden Hills.