Holocaust Educational Trust Blog

A space for featured guest bloggers and members of the Holocaust Educational Trust team to comment and reflect on timely issues.

The Holocaust on film: Facing the challenges of using cinema in the classroom


In the latest in our blog series to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, Rachel Burns, Secondary Education Advisor at Film Education, writes about the challenges of using films to teach students about the Holocaust, and discusses how these challenges can be overcome.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: A personal reflection from Professor David Cesarani



In the first of our blogs commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day, the acclaimed Historian David Cesarani shares his very personal experience of visiting the Polish town where his grandfather grew up.

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How Britain's Armed Forces Work to Prevent Genocide

On Holocaust Memorial Day we should honour those who have suffered and died to ensure that the lessons of the 20th century are not forgotten, writes General Sir David Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff, in a blog originally posted on The Telegraph website and re-posted here.

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Speaking up for Hope not Hate

Holocaust Educational Trust Chief Executive Karen Pollock MBE was asked to contribute to the Hope Not Hate blog today in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day 2012. Here, we re-post her piece. To learn more about the important work that Hope Not Hate does to mobilise people against the politics of hate, visit their website here.

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Speaking Up: The Diplomat’s View

Sir Andrew Burns, the UK Envoy for post-Holocaust issues, reflects on the courage and vision of Polish diplomat Jan Karski.

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