The Holocaust

Refugee's story becomes school computer game

By Charlotte Oliver, February 4, 2016

A refugee whose family made a perilous journey across eastern Europe to escape the Nazis has seen her life transformed into an educational computer game.

Students from Glasgow Caledonian University have teamed up with Gathering the Voices, an organisation that collects the stories of survivors who settled in Scotland, to design the game, which is based on the life of Marion Camrass.


Campaign launched to honour Channel Islands woman who saved Jewish friend from the Nazi

By Sandy Rashty, February 1, 2016

A campaign has been launched to recognise a British woman who risked her life to save her Jewish friend from the Nazis during the Second World War.

Cambridge University academic Gilly Carr has called on Yad Vashem, the Jerusalem-based Holocaust memorial group, to recognise the actions of Dorothea Weber and name her a Righteous Among the Nations.


Winton’s son reflects on legacy of Kindertransport arrivals

By John Fisher, January 28, 2016

Sir Nicholas Winton's son, Nick, told the 300 guests at an HMD cere-mony at Leeds Town Hall on Sunday that his late father was "a good example of the flow of life.


A mentor, example, hero, and friend

By Michael Gove, January 20, 2016

George Weidenfeld was one of the men of the century.

In his life and work the tumult and triumphs of the last hundred years found their witness and their shaper. It has been one of the privileges of my life to have been able to call him a friend. But he was much more — a mentor, an example, a hero.


Germany to try Auschwitz medic accused of murdering 3,600

By JC Reporter, January 18, 2016

Germany is to try a former Auschwitz paramedic, who is accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 3,681 people.

Hubert Z, 95 - whose last name is being withheld due to Germany’s privacy laws - was a Nazi SS officer at Auschwitz between October 1943 and January 1944.

The Guardian reports that he was one of the death camp’s paramedics from 15 August to 14 September 1944.


Morgan recalls her 'life-changing' visit

By Josh Jackman, January 18, 2016

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has described her visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau as "truly life-changing" in shaping her thinking about the Holocaust.

Mrs Morgan - who made the trip in 2012 with students from her Loughborough constituency - was speaking before the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lord Merlyn-Rees memorial lecture at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.


Museum benefits from a well-hidden story

By Josh Jackman, January 18, 2016

Helen Taichner hid from the Nazis for five months and 20 days in a three-foot wide coal cellar in Poland, sleeping on cardboard amid the smell of mice and the bucket she used as a toilet. But she survived and went on to settle in Manchester.


Life inside the concentration camps of Scotland

By Simon Webb, January 15, 2016

After the end of the Second World War, when the horrors of concentration camps such as Dachau and Belsen became known, it was commonly claimed of the German people that, ''They must have known.'' How could concentration camps be operating on the edge of villages and towns without those living nearby being aware of what was happening in such places?


Son of Saul Shoah film nominated for an Oscar

By Josh Jackman, January 14, 2016

Holocaust film Son of Saul has been nominated for an Academy Award, it was announced on Thursday.

The Hungarian production, which has already won a Golden Globe and a Grand Prix honour from Cannes during the awards season.

It was first shown in Britain at the UK Jewish Film Festival in November.


Ten survivors recognised for education role

By Josh Jackman and Naomi Firsht, January 7, 2016


Ten Holocaust survivors have been recognised in the Queen's New Year's honours list, for their contributions to Shoah education.

Susan Pollack was made an MBE for her work supporting Holocaust Memorial Day.