The Holocaust

Call for swift action on Jedwabne memorial vandalism

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2011

A Holocaust survivors' group has condemned the desecration of a memorial in Poland to Jews murdered by Nazi collaborators.

The Jedwabne memorial marks the spot where hundreds of Polish Jews were burned alive in July 1941 by 40 of their countrymen.


'I broke into Auschwitz, I had to see it for myself'

By Angela Epstein, September 1, 2011

The view from Denis Avey's hill- top Derbyshire cottage is spectacular. Little wonder the sprightly 92-year-old loves relaxing in his favourite armchair and looking out over the fields and hills surrounding his lovely home.


Leeds music centre to open Terezin hub

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 1, 2011

Classical music composed by Jewish inmates of a Nazi concentration camp will form the basis of a new international research centre promoting music which defies oppression.

The Terezin Music Hub at the Leeds College of Music will be opened in February by the Czech Republic's ambassador to the UK, once the Czech ambassador to Israel, Michael Žantovský, together with a Theresienstadt camp surviv


Interview: Alison Pick

By Simon Round, September 1, 2011

Having a novel nominated for the Man Booker Prize could easily be described as life changing, particularly for a young writer on only her second novel.

However, Canadian author Alison Pick's book, Far to Go, had already changed her life long before the day in July when she discovered that she had made the Booker longlist.


Compensation for half a painting looted by Nazis

By Jennifer Lipman, August 16, 2011

The daughter-in-law of an influential Jewish art dealer whose property was seized during the Holocaust has agreed to a compensation deal over half a painting.

Marei von Sajer's lawyers said she had agreed to a settlement with the Hague authorities over "The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah" a painting by Dutch artist Jan Steen.


Meryl O'Rourke - Bad Mother...

By Lee Levitt, August 15, 2011

There's long been a debate about whether the Holocaust is a suitable subject for comedy. Meryl O'Rourke crashes through it, with this raw, deeply personal, engaging and ultimately cathartic Edinburgh debut solo show that places her family's trauma in Germany shortly before the Second World War at the heart of her racy act.


Noach Flug, champion of Holocaust survivors mourned

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

A Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of other survivors is today being remembered as "a towering figure".

Noach Flug, who died today in Jerusalem at the age of 86, was deported from the Lodz ghetto in Poland as a teenager. He was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, then to a succession of camps before he hi was liberated by US soldiers in 1945.


Survived the Holocaust, but where now?

By Amanda Julius, August 11, 2011

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched a social media drive to track down hundreds of Holocaust survivors as part of an ongoing exhibition and archiving project.

The museum is exhibiting and posting online portraits of 1,100 young Holocaust survivors photographed just after the Second World War.

Hoping to locate the survivors with the aim of reconnecting them to friends and


Holocaust survivors fund fraudster sentenced

By Jennifer Lipman, August 9, 2011

A women charged with participating in an extensive and long-running conspiracy to defraud an the organisation that supports needy Holocaust survivors has been sentences to a year and day in jail.

Polina Anoshina was the first of 17 people convicted for their roles in the £25 million scam against the Claims Conference.


Search begins for lost faces of Holocaust

By Jennifer Lipman, August 8, 2011

A campaign has ben launched to identify Holocaust survivors who lost contact with their families during the Nazi era.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has posted on its website photographs of some of the more than a million children who had been separated and displaced in the war years.