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.

Regional Ambassador Harley Ryley: Why I will be at the Ambassador Conference

Harley Ryley, one of the Trust's 25 Regional Ambassadors, blogs on why she's looking forward to our upcoming Ambassador Conference in July.

 

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Remembering those that fought back - the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 70 years on

On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising beginning, our education officer, Martin Winstone, describes the acts of Jewish resistance and defiance during the Holocaust.

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Bergen-Belsen: A Liberator's perspective


Leonard Berney was one of the first soldiers to enter the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, which was liberated by the British Army on 15th April 1945.  Here he gives his personal account of the liberation and the British Army’s attempts to save the lives of the thousands of prisoners.

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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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