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 2016: 71, Just as Relevant as 70

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In our latest guest blog, Regional Ambassador Lewis Wright asks for the 71st anniversary of the end of the Holocaust to be marked on the same scale as the 70th anniversary was last year.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: The Riegner Telegram

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In today's Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 blog, Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, remembers a chance meeting with Gerhart Riegner.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Remembering Eleanor Rathbone

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In the second of our guest blogs for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, Dr Susan Cohen from 'Remembering Eleanor Rathbone' writes about Rathbone's campaign for the British government to do more the help refugees from Nazi persecution. 

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: John Dobai

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In the first of our guest blogs to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, Holocaust survivor John Dobai writes of how he and his family were saved by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.

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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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