An Austrian art gallery has announced plans to auction a valuable Egon Schiele work in order to settle its debt from a lengthy legal battle over another of the artist's works which was looted from its Jewish owner by the Nazis.
The British ambassador to Israel has embarked on a "deeply personal" campaign to raise £2 million from British Jews to help Holocaust survivors. Ambassador Matthew Gould launched the appeal to mark Yom HaShoah, alongside the outgoing Israeli ambassador to the UK Ron Prosor.
Two worlds which, on the face of it, have nothing in common are coming together in a unique effort this year.
Stephen Fry and Elaine Paige are among the host of stars more often associated with showbiz hotspots such as the Groucho Club, who have joined forces with a museum volunteer from Worksop and her family to create a glamorous London affair in aid of Holocaust education.
The British ambassador to Israel has called on Britain’s Jewish community to dig deep to help combat loneliness amongst Holocaust survivors.
In a joint appeal with outgoing Israeli ambassador to Britain Ron Prosor, Matthew Gould said that while the Israeli government played its part in supporting the estimated 210,000 survivors living there, there were still gaps in the provision.
Israelis are marking the annual Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day today. As in all other years, a siren was sounded prompting citizens to stop what they were doing for a two-minute silence. Watch footage of the moment at Jerusalem's usually bustling Machane Yehuda market.