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.

Remembering Belsen: Professor David Cesarani OBE

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In the latest of our blogs to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, historian Professor David Cesarani OBE gives us a brief history of the camp.

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Yom HaShoah: Karen Pollock MBE

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This week, the Jewish community marked Yom HaShoah, a day for remembrance of the Holocaust. Holocaust Educational Trust Chief Executive Karen Pollock MBE reflected on why this day is so important in a comment piece published in the Jewish Chronicle.

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Remembering Belsen: Gillian Walnes MBE

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This week, the Anne Frank Trust launched their #notsilent campaign, inviting people to commemorate the end of Anne Frank's life by reading aloud a one minute passage from her writing. Here, Executive Director & Co-Founder Gillian Walnes MBE blogs on why to remember a remarkable teenager we should all be #notsilent.

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Remembering Belsen: Natasha Lyon

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Today, 15th April, marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by the 11th Armoured Division. Regional Ambassador Natasha Lyon has blogged on the importance of marking this significant anniversary.

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Remembering Belsen: Gena Turgel MBE

 

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Gena Turgel was born Gena Goldfinger in 1923 in Krakow, Poland. As a Jew she was interned in Krakow Ghetto before being sent first to the Plaszow Concentration Camp and then the concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. From here she was forcibly transported to Bergen-Belsen, which was liberated by the British Army on 15th April 1945. In this blog, to mark the 70th anniversary of this event, Gena gives her personal account of the liberation.

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