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.

Bergen-Belsen: A Liberator's perspective


Leonard Berney was one of the first soldiers to enter the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, which was liberated by the British Army on 15th April 1945.  Here he gives his personal account of the liberation and the British Army’s attempts to save the lives of the thousands of prisoners.

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The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen: A survivor's perspective


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 68th anniversary of this event, Gena gives her personal account of the liberation.

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Beyond the limits? Overcoming the challenges of a Holocaust museum



Communicating the history and moral questions of the Holocaust in a museum exhibition is a highly complex endeavour. Phil Simon explores how museums, visitors and educators can overcome the challenges.

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England squad meet Holocaust survivors

Ahead of Euro 2012, the Holocaust Educational Trust arranged for Holocaust survivors Zigi Shipper and Ben Helfgott MBE to speak to England's football squad. Read more about the Trust's work with the Football Association here.

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The liberation of Bergen-Belsen



Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated by British forces on 15th April 1945. 67 years on, Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich reflects on the traumatic years that preceded liberation - and on her life since

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