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.

Yom HaShoah: Neil Martin

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog---Yom-HaShoah.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, thousands of people will be gathering at the national Yom HaShoah commemorative event to remember the Holocaust. In this article, originally published in the Jewish News, Yom HaShoah UK Chairman Neil Martin reflects on the importance of the day.

Continue reading
3881 Hits

Remembering Belsen: Professor David Cesarani OBE

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog---Belsen-Notice.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Continue reading
4140 Hits

Yom HaShoah: Karen Pollock MBE

b2ap3_thumbnail_Margalit-Lichtensztajn.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Continue reading
3040 Hits

Remembering Belsen: Gillian Walnes MBE

b2ap3_thumbnail_Anne-Frank.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Continue reading
3495 Hits

Remembering Belsen: Natasha Lyon

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog---Natasha-Lyon.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Continue reading
3058 Hits

Remembering Belsen: Gena Turgel MBE

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog---Gena-Turgel.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Continue reading
4854 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Nadhim Zahawi MP

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_Nadhim_Zahawi.jpg

Nadhim Zahawi MP: Remembering the Holocaust is as important as ever.

Continue reading
3761 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Luciana Berger MP

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_Luciana_Berger.jpg

Luciana Berger MP: Only by understanding the Holocaust can we adequately tackle modern-day intolerance.

Continue reading
3932 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Laurence Rees

b2ap3_thumbnail_AmCon-Laurence_Rees.jpg

Ahead of his documentary, Touched by Auschwitz, on BBC2 tonight at 9pm, Laurence Rees blogs on why it's important we continue to talk about the Holocaust.

Continue reading
5045 Hits

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Hugo Rifkind

b2ap3_thumbnail_AmCon-Hugo_Rifkind.jpg

In this powerful blog ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, journalist Hugo Rifkind reflects on why we must all take a moment to remember.

Continue reading
140748 Hits