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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The White Rose: A 70 year legacy

70 years ago this week, the Nazis executed three young Germans: Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans along with their friend, Christoph Probst. This is their story.

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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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Beyond the limits? Overcoming the challenges of a Holocaust museum



Communicating the history and moral questions of the Holocaust in a museum exhibition is a highly complex endeavour. Phil Simon explores how museums, visitors and educators can overcome the challenges.

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England squad meet Holocaust survivors

Ahead of Euro 2012, the Holocaust Educational Trust arranged for Holocaust survivors Zigi Shipper and Ben Helfgott MBE to speak to England's football squad. Read more about the Trust's work with the Football Association here.

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