The Holocaust

Soviet shame over hero's name

By Monica Porter, July 19, 2012

Let's give the Russians a little kicking, shall we? Lord knows they deserve it. Throughout the 20th century, they blighted whole populations with the evils of communism, now they poison our world with their chief exports of organised crime and corruption.


Italian Jewish fury after Yad Vashem changes description of wartime Pope

By Rossella Tercatin, July 19, 2012

A furious debate has broken out in Italy after the decision of Israel’s Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, to change the captions under the museum’s display on the wartime pope, Pius XII.


Most wanted Nazi found in plain sight in Hungary

By Jamie Michaels, July 16, 2012

Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, the world's most wanted Nazi war criminal for his role in the movement that sent 15,700 Jews to their deaths at Auschwitz, was found yesterday in Budapest, Hungary, living a normal life amongst unassuming neighbours, 15 years after his whereabouts were last known.


War museum highlights the cases of Holocaust victims

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 12, 2012

The suitcases of two Holocaust victims and a seven-foot sculpture are among Jewish-related items showcased in the Imperial War Museum North’s 10th anniversary exhibition.


British spy Frank Foley who saved German Jews honoured

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2012

A "true British hero" of the Holocaust who risked his life to save 10,000 German Jews has had his bravery marked at a Jewish cemetery.

The plaque honoring Major Frank Foley has been placed at the entrance to Hoop Lane cemetery in Golders Green..


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.