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.

The Nuremberg Trial: 70 Years On

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Today marks 70 years since the opening day of the Nuremberg Trial where senior Nazis figures were charged with crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Our Education Officer, Martin Winstone, has blogged on the trial's importance and legacy.

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'Hannah' by Gemma Grier

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In September 2014, Gemma Grier joined us on our Glasgow Lessons from Auschwitz course. Gemma reflected on her visit through writing and this piece saw her win Scottish Schools' Young Writer of the Year 2015.

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150 Visits to Auschwitz: An Ambassador's Reflection

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We recently marked our 150th visit to Auschwitz through our Lessons from Auschwitz Project. Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador Hannah Johnson joined us on the Project in November 2009. Here, she reflects on the long-term impact that her involvement has had on her career and life.

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Remembering Belsen: Jacques Weisser

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Today, the Holocaust Educational Trust and the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX) are taking delegations to join international commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. In the last of our blogs in this series, Executive Director of AJEX Jacques Weisser reflects on the importance of marking this anniversary.

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Remembering Belsen: Callum Devine

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Tomorrow we will be visiting Bergen-Belsen to participate in international commemorations to mark 70 years since its liberation. Ahead of this visit, Regional Ambassador Callum Devine has blogged on why he wanted to be part of the delegation.

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Remembering Belsen: Mala Tribich MBE

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As we look ahead to international commemorations taking place at Bergen-Belsen on Sunday 26th April, Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE reflects on her time at the camp. 

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Remembering Belsen: The Price of Assistance

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Following the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, relief workers and medical staff entered the camp to provide emergency support. In this blog, Education Officer Jenny Carson looks at the reflections and memories of those who made up the Friends Relief Service. 

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Remembering Belsen: Belsen's Perpetrators

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In the latest of our blogs to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, the Trust’s Education Officer Martin Winstone explores the challenges the camp’s history creates for our understanding of the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

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Remembering Belsen: Thomas Harding

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In our latest blog, author Thomas Harding tells the story of his great-uncle Hanns Alexander who worked on the Belsen Trial in 1945.

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Yom HaShoah: Laura Marks

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As the Jewish community marked Yom HaShoah last week, Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Laura Marks has blogged on the poignancy of events held in communities across the world.

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