Auschwitz

Breanna Mitchell's Smiling Auschwitz Selfie May Be Bad Taste, But The Backlash Is Far Worse

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Brogan Driscoll

By now you'll have probably heard of Breanna Mitchell, the teenage girl who posted a selfie smiling at Auschwitz concentration camp. Although she posted the photo some time ago (June 20th), it has only recently gone viral - clocking up more than 3300 retweets and a barrage of abuse over the past few days.

Palestinian Professor Who Took Students To Auschwitz Denounced As 'Traitor'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

A professor who took a group of Palestinian students to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland as part of a project designed to teach empathy and ...

Yarmouk: The Drowned and the Not-Yet-Saved

Neil Durkin | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Things are truly desperate. Two out of every three people in Yarmouk are now said to be suffering malnutrition, and at least 128 people have starved to death since last July.

Why Every Child Must Visit Auschwitz

Tom Walters | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Walters

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Auschwitz. It was the day before New Year's Eve and the weather was surprisingly good. The temperature should have been about fifteen degrees colder for the time of year, or at least that it what we were told...

Learning and Remembering the Holocaust Is Relevant to Us All, No Matter Our Age

Lucy Hamwijk | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Hamwijk

Since visiting Auschwitz in November 2012, I have addressed the London Assembly and the Belgian Embassy and I have met many inspiring Holocaust survivors. My memories of Auschwitz are deeply ingrained in my everyday thoughts and have altered my perceptions on life.

Remembering Auschwitz

Ian Lucas | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Lucas

Reactions to a visit to Auschwitz have been expressed more much more ably than I can. I think that each person should go, simply to see, as the searing horror of the cruelty of the death camps needs to be seen, not just read.

How I Helped an Auschwitz Survivor Share Her Story With the World

Robin Pepper | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robin Pepper

Iby was born in Czechoslovakia, where she was excluded from school for being Jewish. She was later smuggled over the border into Hungary, where she ended up working for the Hungarian resistance in Budapest. She was eventually captured and taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Iby is a remarkable lady and to have her in front of us sharing her story was truly captivating.

EBay Was Actually Selling Uniforms From Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

Items including an Auschwitz uniform have been found on sale on eBay. The auction site has apologised and taken 30 items from sale after a Mail on ...

Chris York

Are We Forgetting Something?

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

During World War II around 11 million people deemed unfit to live by the Nazis were exterminated. Six million of these were Jews. The survivors...

'Syria Inaction Shows We Haven't Learnt Lessons Of Holocaust'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron has said those who favoured inaction over the brutal chemical weapons attack in Syria should feel "shame", saying the Holocaust should h...

Iraqi Kurdistan - The Hidden Jewel of the Middle East?

Gary Kent | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Somewhere near Dohuk and the 4,000 year old town where the three wise men possibly began their journey to Bethlehem is a Christian monastery set high on a mountain with commanding views of tremendous scenery. Sadly, our driver had no idea where it was and I only managed to get directions by e mailing a friend in Hawaii.

93-Year-Old 'Nazi Guard' Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A 93-year-old man, allegedly a former guard at Auschwitz extermination camp during the Holocaust, has been arrested in Germany. Hans Lipschis, the ...

Caroline Frost

20th Anniversary Of 'Schindler's List' - How Does Krakow Mark Its Past?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

It has been 20 years since Steven Spielberg brought 'Schindler's List' to the screen, and the ‘children’s director’ proved that, not only was he...

Lib Dem MP 'Condemned' By Own Party For Criticising Israel Ahead Of Holocaust Memorial Day

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MP has been condemned by his own party for his "use of unacceptable language" in criticising Israel's treatment of Palestinians on ...

Cameron Praises Auschwitz Trips He Once Dismissed As 'Gimmick'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has heaped high praise on the work of a Holocaust charity and its trips to Auschwitz with British schoolchildren - a initiative he once ...

Oldest Auschwitz Survivor, Antoni Dobrowolski, Dies Aged 108

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Antoni Dobrowolski, the oldest known survivor of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, has died in Poland aged 108. Mr Dobrowolski, a teacher, incurre...

Far-Right Politician Who Railed Against Jews To Visit Auschwitz..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Csanád Szegedi built his political profile ranting about the Jewish "control of Hungary" - and as a member of the far-right Jobbik party, that was a ...

Daily Mail Backtracks Over Suggestion Graduates Adopt Nazi Work Ethic

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An article published in the Daily Mail has suggested unemployed graduates adopt the Nazi's infamous 'Work will set you free' slogan which appeared abo...

GALLERY: England Visit Auschwitz And Schindler's Factory

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Sport

England squad members were humbled as they visited the Auschwitz concentration camp on Friday ahead of their opening Euro 2012 fixture against France....

Picture Book Shows Auschwitz-Birkenau Then And Now (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2012 | Home

A publication of photographs featuring the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp during 1944 and today has gone on sale at the memorial museum of the same name. ...

Holocaust Memorial Day: How Secure is Holocaust Memory

Paul Salmons | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK
Paul Salmons

In a media-driven world where not a week goes by without some reference to Hitler, the Nazis or Auschwitz it may seem perverse to worry about how secure is the memory of the Holocaust.

'We May Have Schettino But You Have Auschwitz' Media Feud Between Italy And Germany Escalates

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse and Cosima Ungaro | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK

A row has broken out between Spiegel Online and Italian weekly Il Giornale after the German publication said "it was hardly surprising" that an Italia...

Holocaust Memorial Day: How Secure is Holocaust Memory?

Paul Salmons | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Salmons

In a media-driven world where not a week goes by without some reference to Hitler, the Nazis or Auschwitz it may seem perverse to worry about how secure is the memory of the Holocaust.

An International Response to Prevent Future Genocides

Mary Creagh | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

On 4 August last year, President Obama announced a bold step to allow the United States government to respond quickly to instances of potential mass atrocities and genocide. As we approach Holocaust Memorial Day, I wanted to take a closer look at how the US approach could be replicated here.

Visiting Auschwitz 'Plays On The Mind' For Days Afterward

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

As Britain remembers servicemen and women killed in conflicts over the past century, HuffPost UK visits the former death camp at Auschwitz with a grou...