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.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: 'Nothing can really prepare you'

In our latest guest blog for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, Jason Groves, Deputy Political Editor of the Daily Mail, reflects on his visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with the Trust.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: How can life go on? A family's story

In the latest of our guest blogs for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, the Trust's Regional Ambassador Jack Nicholls reflects on his own family's story.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: The Long Night

The Long Night is the recently published memoir of Holocaust survivor Dr Ernst Bornstein, translated into English by his daughter Noemie Lopian. In our latest guest blog for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, we are pleased to reproduce Lord Daniel Finkelstein's powerful foreword, which contains his thoughts on both the book and his own family's experiences of the Holocaust. 

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: Alf's Story

In the second of our guest blogs marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, former child refugee Lord Alf Dubs reflects on his remarkable life.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: The power of testimony

In the first of our guest blogs to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, the Trust’s Education Administrator Anna Lloyd reflects on her work with Holocaust survivors.

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Mala Tribich: Why I want you to tune in on Holocaust Memorial Day

At 10am on Friday 27th January, Mala Tribich MBE will be sharing her testimony through a live webcast. In this blog, she explains why she wants you to tune in. 

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How has it come to this - having to explain the Holocaust in 2016?


In this article, originally written for The Times Red Box, Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust questions why we still have to explain what the Holocaust was. 

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Babi Yar: 75 Years On


On 29th-30th September 1941, members of Einsatzgruppe C murdered the Jewish population of Kiev at Babi Yar, a ravine northwest of the city. Here, Lady Esther Gilbert has selected excerpts from Sir Martin Gilbert's 1991 travel diary and The Holocaust, The Jewish Tragedy to tell the story.  

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#ShapeTheFuture in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton


Today, as we launch an initiative in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton, his daughter Barbara tells the incredible story of how he rescued 669 children from the Holocaust.

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Remembering Bergen-Belsen: 71 Years On


71 years after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, Rachel Hodgson, the Trust's Information Officer, remembers a very special day she spent with an eyewitness to history.

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