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: Martin Winstone looks at tourism and the Holocaust


In the seventh of our blogs marking Holocaust Memorial Day, the Trust's Education Officer Martin Winstone reveals the largely forgotten story of a wartime German tourist guidebook and what it can tell us about the Holocaust.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Hugo Rifkind reflects on his journey to visit Auschwitz

In the second of today's blog posts, journalist Hugo Rifkind recalls what he saw on his visit to the Nazi concentration and death camp and how this made him feel.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Sir Andrew Burns discusses this year's theme of 'Journeys'

In this blog, Sir Andrew Burns looks at the journeys taken during the Holocaust and considers those that we must take now to ensure that it is not forgotten.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Rt Hon David Blunkett MP tells us what Holocaust Memorial Day means to him

In the latest of our blogs, Rt Hon David Blunkett MP explains why he feels it is so important for us all to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Professor David Cesarani OBE recalls a personal journey

In the third of our blogs commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day, leading historian Professor David Cesarani OBE has written about a personal journey back to the Polish town where his grandfather grew up.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Thomas Harding's journey to discover the past of his great-uncle

Following on from his talk at last night's Lord Merlyn-Rees Memorial Lecture, Thomas Harding tells us how he uncovered the story of his great-uncle Hanns and why he realised that it had to be told.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Ben Heflgott MBE tells us of his post-liberation journey

In the first of our blogs commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day, Holocaust survivor Ben Helfgott MBE tells us about his journey to Britain following his liberation from Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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Martin Winstone: 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht


Martin Winstone, the Trust's Education Officer, writes on the origins and impact of Kristallnacht

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Emma Raynor: Regional Ambassadors meet in London

Emma Raynor, one of the Holocaust Educational Trust's Regional Ambassadors, on what the group achieved during their latest get-together in London

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Shaun Palmer: A Regional Ambassador's reflections on the summer

Shaun Palmer, one of the Holocaust Educational Trust's Regional Ambassadors for the North-West, reflects on his and Trust's experiences this summer

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