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.

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

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_KarenPollock.jpg

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. 

Continue reading
4082 Hits

Babi Yar: 75 Years On

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_BabiYar.jpg 

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.  

Continue reading
2607 Hits

#ShapeTheFuture in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_Nicholas_Winton.jpg

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.

Continue reading
2569 Hits

Remembering Bergen-Belsen: 71 Years On

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog---Bergen-Belsen.jpg

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.

Continue reading
4366 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_ChiefRabbi.jpg

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis pays tribute to Holocaust survivors who tirelessly travel across the country sharing their testimony in schools and communities.

Continue reading
2952 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Every student needs to learn the lessons from history

b2ap3_thumbnail_lfa-apply.jpg

Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day and the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Rob Young, NUS LGBT+ (Open Place) Officer, has blogged on why all students must learn about the Holocaust.

Continue reading
2607 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: You may think you are remembering...

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_Emma_Barnett.jpg

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow, columnist and radio presenter Emma Barnett blogs on the duty that we all have to remember the Holocaust.

Continue reading
3005 Hits

Rudi Oppenheimer: Why I want you to tune in on Holocaust Memorial Day

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_RudiOppenheimer.jpg

At 10am on Wednesday 27th January, Rudi Oppenheimer will be sharing his testimony through a live webcast. In this blog, he explains why he wants you to tune in. 

Continue reading
2966 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Nicholas Winton, Our Hero

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_Nicholas_Winton.jpg

In our latest Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 blog, Richard Ferrer, Editor of the Jewish News, writes on the moment Britain first found out about the heroic actions of Sir Nicholas Winton.

Continue reading
3095 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Rescuers

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_Rescuers.jpg

Regional Ambassador Amelia Ireland has been considering the role of rescuers in our latest Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 blog.

Continue reading
2870 Hits