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.

Latvia’s difficult legacy

Monica Lowenberg, who has pursued extensive academic research in the field of German-Jewish studies, writes on last month’s controversial march of Latvian SS veterans

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How Britain's Armed Forces Work to Prevent Genocide

On Holocaust Memorial Day we should honour those who have suffered and died to ensure that the lessons of the 20th century are not forgotten, writes General Sir David Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff, in a blog originally posted on The Telegraph website and re-posted here.

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A Politician who Spoke Up and Spoke Out

 

Ruth Gledhill is Religion Correspondent for The Times and the great great niece of Eleanor Rathbone, a campaigning independent MP who dedicated herself to trying to save Jews during the Holocaust. In a special blog marking Holocaust Memorial Day, Ruth explores Eleanor’s life and legacy.

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Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith is Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. In this episode of the podcast, we bring you his keynote adress from November 2011 at the International Conference about the Holocaust and Other Genocides in the Hague.

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Speaking up for Hope not Hate

Holocaust Educational Trust Chief Executive Karen Pollock MBE was asked to contribute to the Hope Not Hate blog today in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day 2012. Here, we re-post her piece. To learn more about the important work that Hope Not Hate does to mobilise people against the politics of hate, visit their website here.

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Speaking Up: The Diplomat’s View

Sir Andrew Burns, the UK Envoy for post-Holocaust issues, reflects on the courage and vision of Polish diplomat Jan Karski.

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An attack on One Community Is an Attack on All Communities

Baroness Warsi is co-Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio.

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Sir Ian Kershaw

Sir Ian Kershaw is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. In this episode of the podcast, we bring you his speech from the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lord Merlyn-Rees Public Lecture on the topic of Nazi decision making during the Holocaust.

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Be the Change, Just like Sophie

Liam Burns and Rachel Wenstone, National President and Executive Councillor of the National Union of Students, reflect on Sophie Scholl and the power of students to speak out against injustice. To find out more about the incredible story of Sophie and the White Rose movement, read here.

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Breaking the Apathy of Silence

Remona Aly is Campaigns Director of the Exploring Islam Foundation, whose Missing Pages campaign highlighted little known stories of solidarity between Muslims and Jews.

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