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.

My dear friend Harry was an unstoppable combination of a tzaddik and rockstar

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To the Holocaust Educational Trust, Harry Bibring BEM was an unstoppable combination of a tzaddik and a rockstar, by Karen Pollock MBE

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Memories of Kristallnacht

In this special blog to mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, we are privileged to be able to share the memories of Holocaust survivor Freddie Knoller, who was a 17-year-old living with his family in Vienna at the time of the pogrom. The following extract, taken from Freddie's memoir Living with the Enemy, vividly highlights the terror of the night and the contrasting roles of ordinary people in the violence.

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Social media platforms must combat hatred, by Karen Pollock MBE

This article by Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, first appeared in The Jewish Chronicle on Friday 2nd March. 

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The Kasztner train – a personal perspective

In our latest blog, survivor Tomi Komoly offers his personal perspective on one of the most sensitive stories of the Holocaust.

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My comment on antisemitism

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This article by Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, first appeared in The Times Red Box on Wednesday 27 September. 

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: 'A truly unforgettable moment'

On Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, our guest blog series concludes with the thoughts of two Members of Parliament. In this blog, Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, reflects on his remarkable tribute to Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon in the House of Commons in December.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: Reflections on Auschwitz

On Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, our guest blog series concludes with the thoughts of two Members of Parliament. In this blog, Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, reflects on her visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with the Trust.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: The Boys

The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 – How can life go on? – invites us to consider the challenges faced by survivors of the Holocaust in rebuilding their lives after the end of the Second World War. Perhaps the most powerful example of resilience and renewal is that told by Sir Martin Gilbert in his classic book The Boys. In our latest guest blog, Lady Esther Gilbert has selected the following excerpts from the book which outline this remarkable story.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: 'The diversity of humanity is its strength'

In the latest of our guest blogs for Holocaust Memorial Day, Martin Docherty, MP for West Dunbartonshire, considers the significance of the experiences of some of the lesser known victims of Nazi persecution and murder.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: The struggle for memory

In our latest guest blog for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, Regional Ambassador Liberty O'Hagan reflects on the importance of memory in the light of her participation in the Trust's Ambassador Study Visit to Yad Vashem in Israel in 2016.

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