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 2017: The Long Night

The Long Night is the recently published memoir of Holocaust survivor Dr Ernst Bornstein, translated into English by his daughter Noemie Lopian. In our latest guest blog for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, we are pleased to reproduce Lord Daniel Finkelstein's powerful foreword, which contains his thoughts on both the book and his own family's experiences of the Holocaust. 

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: Alf's Story

In the second of our guest blogs marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, former child refugee Lord Alf Dubs reflects on his remarkable life.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: The power of testimony

In the first of our guest blogs to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, the Trust’s Education Administrator Anna Lloyd reflects on her work with Holocaust survivors.

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How has it come to this - having to explain the Holocaust in 2016?

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In this article, originally written for The Times Red Box, Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust questions why we still have to explain what the Holocaust was. 

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Babi Yar: 75 Years On

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On 29th-30th September 1941, members of Einsatzgruppe C murdered the Jewish population of Kiev at Babi Yar, a ravine northwest of the city. Here, Lady Esther Gilbert has selected excerpts from Sir Martin Gilbert's 1991 travel diary and The Holocaust, The Jewish Tragedy to tell the story.  

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#ShapeTheFuture in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton

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Today, as we launch an initiative in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton, his daughter Barbara tells the incredible story of how he rescued 669 children from the Holocaust.

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Remembering Bergen-Belsen: 71 Years On

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71 years after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, Rachel Hodgson, the Trust's Information Officer, remembers a very special day she spent with an eyewitness to history.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Every student needs to learn the lessons from history

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Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day and the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Rob Young, NUS LGBT+ (Open Place) Officer, has blogged on why all students must learn about the Holocaust.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

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On Holocaust Memorial Day, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis pays tribute to Holocaust survivors who tirelessly travel across the country sharing their testimony in schools and communities.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: You may think you are remembering...

 

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Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow, columnist and radio presenter Emma Barnett blogs on the duty that we all have to remember the Holocaust.

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