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.

Out of the Shadow of the Bystanders

The Director of the Wiener Library, Ben Barkow, reflects on Dr Wiener’s determination to speak out against Nazism and remembers the moment when Britain stood in solidarity with Jewish victims of Nazism.

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Speaking Up: The Journalist’s View

In the second of our blogs marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2012, Martha Kearney writes about her personal connection to the Holocaust and why she is a journalist believes it’s important to speak out. Martha Kearney Chaired the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lord Merlyn Rees Memorial Lecture 2012, at which Sir Ian Kershaw and Rt Hon Francis Maude MP spoke.

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The Holocaust and the Modern World

In the first of our blogs marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2012, Dan Jarvis MBE MP, former British Army Officer and now Member of Parliament for Barnsley Central reflects on why the Holocaust remains relevant in contemporary Britain.

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From TheJC.com: Nazi Memorabilia for Sale

This comment piece by Karen Pollock appears in the Jewish Chronicle, and is reprinted here.


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Harry Bibring: Remembering Kristallnacht

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Lawrence Siegel

Lawrence Siegel is a composer whose oratorio "Kaddish" sets the words of actual Holocaust survivors to music. In this episode of the podcast, he describes his approach to creating a musical response to the Holocaust and shares several pieces of music from "Kaddish".

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On Kurdistan and British attitudes to genocide since the Holocaust

Nadhim Zahawi MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon and Britain's first MP of Kurdish descent, delivered the following speech to the Holocaust Educational Trust's fringe event at Conservative Party Conference this year, which explored British attitudes to genocide post-Holocaust.

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Efraim Zuroff

Known as the "Last Nazi Hunter" Efraim Zuroff is the director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center office in Jerusalem. His book Operation: Last Chance documents his ongoing efforts to bring Nazi war criminals to justice. In this episode of the podcast series, Dr. Zuroff shares his thoughts on why we must continue to pursue such cases.

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Frank Bialystok

Frank Bialystok is a professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Toronto and a founder of the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation. He was born in Poland in 1946. Today he is a leading scholar on Polish Jewish History. In this episode of our podcast series, he discusses modern Polish-Jewish relations.

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Thomas Buergenthal

Thomas Buergenthal is a Holocaust survivor who went on to serve for 10 years as a Judge on the International Court of Justice at the Hague. His memoir A Lucky Child was published in 2009. This episode of the podcast series  features a recording Professor Buergenthal speaking at the Holocaust Educational Trust's 2011 Annual Appeal Dinner.

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