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.

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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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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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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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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The Legacy of the Pink Triangle

As Rudolf Brazda, one of the last wearers of the Pink Triangle, passes away, Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive of Stonewall, reminds us of why this passage of history is still relevant today.




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