The Holocaust

Kindertransport memorial unveiled

By Jonathan Wittenberg, December 2, 2011

On Wednesday in Hoek van Holland, in sight of the gangway where over 70 years ago they embarked for England and freedom, gathered tens of Kinder from all over the world.


Arrest in Miami Holocaust survivor tax scam

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2011

A Florida woman has appeared in court on charges of stealing the personal details of Holocaust survivors as part of a tax return scam.

Crystal Thorne, 23, was an administrator for a branch of the Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program in Miami.


Holocaust survivors could sue insurers for £12bn

By Jessica Elgot, November 16, 2011

US Holocaust survivors could sue European insurance companies for around £12bn in illegally confiscated life insurance in Nazi Europe.


Artists shouldn't be passengers when it comes to the Holocaust

By Gerald Jacobs, November 14, 2011

In recent weeks, the JC has published three columns about Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger, which has just finished its run at the English National Opera. Each of the writers was exercised by the fact that Weinberg's opera is set in Auschwitz.


Swede TV host: 'Israel guilty of Holocaust'

By Nathalie Rothschild, November 10, 2011

The Swedish public television broadcaster SVT has stoked controversy by hiring a blogger with a history of making extreme anti-Israeli remarks.

Gina Dirawi, a 20-year-old of Palestinian descent, has landed the biggest gig on Swedish television: hosting the music talent show Melodifestivalen.


Global Shoah project giving families closure

By Nathalie Rothschild, November 10, 2011

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has joined forces with genealogy website to launch the World Memory Project.

A searchable database with records of over 30,000 victims of Nazi persecution is now available online, and the public has been invited to help expand the vast collection of information.

"We're in a race against time," said project manager Lisa Yavnai.


Lottery windfall helps to preserve Shoah stories

By Jessica Elgot, November 4, 2011

A Leeds group has been awarded almost £150,000 of Lottery funding to train families of Holocaust survivors to pass on their stories.


Review: Shalom Baby

By John Nathan, October 31, 2011

If new plays are to take on the subject of the Holocaust in ways that speak to future generations across the cultural and racial spectrum, then they are going to have to be at least as engaging as this offering from writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair.


Eichmann's Jews: The Jewish Administration of Holocaust Vienna, 1938-1945

By David Cesarani, October 24, 2011

By Doron Rabinovici
Polity Press, £20

No sooner had the threat of annihilation been lifted from Jews in Europe than they began to accuse one another of co-operating with the Germans in order to survive. Tribunals were set up in liberated cities and Displaced Persons camps to hear charges against former functionaries in German-run administrations.


Ukraine launches two museums

October 6, 2011

Two new Jewish museums are planned in Kiev, Ukraine. Jewish leaders in Ukraine announced last week that they hoped to begin construction in September next year, in addition to the several Jewish museums that already exist in the country.