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.

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.

Preserving Auschwitz

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Representing the Holocaust


In the first of a series of posts on the representation of the Holocaust in art and literature, Alan Polak discusses the purpose of such attempts at engaging with the Holocaust in fiction, film and poetry.

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