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.

Out of the Shadow of the Bystanders

The Director of the Wiener Library, Ben Barkow, reflects on Dr Wiener’s determination to speak out against Nazism and remembers the moment when Britain stood in solidarity with Jewish victims of Nazism.

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Speaking Up: The Journalist’s View

In the second of our blogs marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2012, Martha Kearney writes about her personal connection to the Holocaust and why she is a journalist believes it’s important to speak out. Martha Kearney Chaired the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lord Merlyn Rees Memorial Lecture 2012, at which Sir Ian Kershaw and Rt Hon Francis Maude MP spoke.

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The Holocaust and the Modern World

In the first of our blogs marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2012, Dan Jarvis MBE MP, former British Army Officer and now Member of Parliament for Barnsley Central reflects on why the Holocaust remains relevant in contemporary Britain.

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From TheJC.com: Nazi Memorabilia for Sale

This comment piece by Karen Pollock appears in the Jewish Chronicle, and is reprinted here.

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Harry Bibring: Remembering Kristallnacht

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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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The Legacy of the Pink Triangle

As Rudolf Brazda, one of the last wearers of the Pink Triangle, passes away, Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive of Stonewall, reminds us of why this passage of history is still relevant today.




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Representing the Holocaust, part 2: Fiction & Fact

In the second part of his ongoing series exploring the debates around artistic representations of the Holocaust, Alan Polak considers what role fiction can play in our understanding of history.



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Only education can keep designer prejudice at bay

This article by Karen Pollock appears in the Jewish News and follows the trial of John Galliano in Paris this week

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Preserving Auschwitz

The UK government's announcement of funding to help maintain Auschwitz-Birkenau was an important step, one which raises compelling questions about preserving Holocaust sites. Alex Maws welcomes the educational challenge.

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