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 Liberation of Bergen-Belsen: A survivor's perspective


Gena Turgel was born Gena Goldfinger in 1923 in Krakow, Poland. As a Jew she was interned in Krakow Ghetto before being sent first to the Plaszow Concentration Camp and then the concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. From here she was forcibly transported to Bergen-Belsen, which was liberated by the British Army on 15th April 1945. In this blog, to mark the 68th anniversary of this event, Gena gives her personal account of the liberation.

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On Kurdistan and British attitudes to genocide since the Holocaust

Nadhim Zahawi MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon and Britain's first MP of Kurdish descent, delivered the following speech to the Holocaust Educational Trust's fringe event at Conservative Party Conference this year, which explored British attitudes to genocide post-Holocaust.

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