The Holocaust

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.


Campaign to make Euro 2012 chance to remember the Holocaust in Poland and the Ukraine

By Josh Jackman, June 11, 2012

A group of Israeli students have set up a social media campaign, using the current European Championships in Poland and Ukraine as a basis for commemorating the Holocaust in the two host countries.


Yad Vashem targeted by anti-Zionist vandals

By Jennifer Lipman, June 11, 2012

Israel's national Holocaust memorial has been targeted by anti-Zionist vandals.

Graffiti was found at ten different places in Yad Vashem, the museum on the outskirts of Jerusalem dedicated to victims of the Nazi regime, including next to the statue commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.


Bugged conversations 'could reveal extent of Britain's Holocaust knowledge'

By Martin Bright, May 31, 2012

The author of a forthcoming book on the Jewish refugees who listened in on the bugged conversations of captured German PoWs believes that the work of this top secret operation could reveal the extent of British government knowledge of the Holocaust during the war years.


Fears over commercial plans for Serbia death camp

By Regine Schwab, May 24, 2012

Historians and Jewish leaders who met this week in Serbia to discuss the future of the country’s largest death camp are concerned that the site could be subsumed in a commercial development.


Night at the museum

By Jennifer Lipman, May 22, 2012

The Young Holocaust Educational Trust committee hosted 200 young professionals at the Imperial War Museum's Holocaust for a fundraising evening. Guests heard from Professor David Cesarani, viewed the Holocaust exhibition and spoke to Holocaust survivors about their experiences.



Holocaust artist sets Four Rooms dealers' teeth on edge

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2012

A man who claimed that his sculpture of the entrance of Auschwitz was made from the gold teeth of Holocaust victims has walked away from £37,000, after being challenged by a Jewish art dealer to destroy the "tasteless" work.


Burial book could unlock secrets of Austrian Jewish community

By Jennifer Lipman, April 25, 2012

The descendants of Jews who lived in the Austrian Burgenland region before the Holocaust may now be able to discover where their relatives were buried, thanks to newly unearthed funeral records.


Holocaust memorial that brought us together

By Daniel Bratt, April 24, 2012

When you are sitting in a circle with new friends around you, the sweet smell of grass and birds tweeting, it's hard to conceive that you are in a place where 1.1 million people were murdered at the hands of the Nazis.