The Holocaust

Polish Holocaust movie nominated for Oscar

By Josh Jackman, January 15, 2015

A Polish film about a young nun who finds out her parents were Jews killed in the Holocaust has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Ida will compete with four other nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film award at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on February 22.

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, the film centres on Anna, an orphaned nun played by newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska.

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The BBC will protect the memory of these victims

By Danny Cohen, January 15, 2015

I am haunted by the story of Moishe the Beadle. Elie Wiesel opens his unbearably painful Holocaust memoir, Night, with the story of this kind and deeply humane man. Moishe the Beadle was the young Wiesel's dedicated teacher.

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Ten weeks of Holocaust stories on app

By Josh Jackman, January 15, 2015

A new app will allow users to read stories from people who were caught up in the Holocaust - "70 Voices: Victims, Perpetrators and Bystanders" will be available to download for free on both Apple and Android phones on Monday morning, ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27.

The app, created by the Holocaust Educational Trust, will feature a new story every day for 70 days.

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Osborne presents Shoah survivors with medals

By Marcus Dysch, January 15, 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled a specially minted commemorative medal to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.

Minted medals - commissioned by the Holocaust Educational Trust, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Mr Osborne – were presented to Shoah survivors at a Downing Street reception on Tuesday evening.

Struck by the Royal Mint, it features the words "Libera

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George Osborne launches Holocaust commemoration medal

By Marcus Dysch, January 14, 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled a specially minted commemorative medal to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.

The medal – commissioned by the Holocaust Educational Trust, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Mr Osborne – was presented to Shoah survivors at a Downing Street reception on Tuesday evening.

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Councillor apologises for Auschwitz image tweet

By JC Reporter, January 7, 2015

A councillor who posted an offensive tweet which appeared to liken the Tories' economic policy to that of the Nazis has been suspended from the Labour Party.

Rosemary Healy published a doctored image of a Conservative election poster showing the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on her social media account on Tuesday.

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Heroes and Villains: Who we liked, and who we didn't, in 2014

By JC Reporters, December 31, 2014

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Jewish Care workforce - by Rosa Doherty

Jewish Care employs staff from five continents to look after some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

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New Year Honours for Esther Rantzen, Joan Collins and Lord Young

By Sandy Rashty, December 30, 2014

A Hollywood actress, a television personality, a rabbi and at least two jewellers were among the 1,164 people who were recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, which was released this week.

TV presenter Esther Rantzen, who has described her Jewishness as a “central part of my identity”, was made a Dame.

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Irish Jews welcome HMD agreement over Israel

By Josh Jackman, December 24, 2014

Leaders of the Irish Jewish community have welcomed news that the Israeli ambassador will, for the first time, speak about links between the Shoah and Israel at Ireland’s national Holocaust Memorial Day next month.

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David Cameron 'filled with grief' for Holocaust victims on visit to Auschwitz

By Sandy Rashty, December 10, 2014

David Cameron lit a candle in memory of six million victims of the Holocaust on a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland today.

It was his first visit to the camp as prime minister.

Mr Cameron was accompanied by Jewish Leadership Council head Mick Davis, who is chair of the Holocaust Commission set up by Mr Cameron this year.

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