At Nine Years Old I Was Imprisoned In Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

Tomi Reichental | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK
Tomi Reichental

life less ordinary banner We were told to move towards the doors, and everybody got a piece of soap. We entered this large room with concrete floors and pipes with showerheads crisscrossing the ceiling. And when everybody was in, it suddenly became very silent. We didn't hear the soldiers anymore. The door was slammed behind us. We stood there, and the adults all looked up towards those showerheads. I didn't know what was happening. I saw some of the women were crying.

Reflections On Visiting Auschwitz

Justin Welby | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Justin Welby

I've come away with too much to write, and no words to write it. We must protest to the limit against evil: before it occurs, as it happens, and in its aftermath. But there is also a need for silent reflection - in which we honour the victims, mourn our capacity for evil, and learn to beware.

To Round Off 2016, An American Is Having An Argument With The Auschwitz Museum

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

In any other year this would seem surreal but in 2016 where apparently anything goes, an American columnist being slapped down by the Auschwitz Museum...

On Love And Cynicism

Arthur Peirce | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

As much as humans are social creatures, they are fundamentally creatures of love. It is itself, a motive, goal, and resolution. For many it's a reason to be, and it is the only reason that I think we can combat, or in the very least, remain sane in the constant horrors of our present world.

Documents Found Hidden In Attic Reveal Heartbreaking Details About 'Scotland's Schindler'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Documents discovered in an attic have shed new light on a woman described as “Scotland’s Schindler”. Jane Haining, a Church of Scotland missiona...

Pope Makes Powerful, Silent Pilgrimage To Auschwitz

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

Pope Francis paid a sombre visit to Nazi German death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, on Friday, silently walking through its gates alone, head bowed in qui...

Thousands Of Auschwitz Victims' Belongings Have Been Unearthed

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

Thousands of personal items snatched from those murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz have at last been returned to the memorial after an exhaustive sear...

Astonishing Discovery Made At The Bottom Of Mug At Concentration Camp

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

Staff at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum made a poignant discovery when they found jewellery hidden behind the false bottom of a mug. Work was being car...

British Teens To Stand Trial Over Alleged Theft From Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Two British schoolchildren accused of stealing items from Auschwitz will stand trial, it has been announced. Two teenagers from Perse School, in Ca...

Woman, 91, Charged Over 260,000 Deaths At Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A 91-year-old woman has been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations she was part of the Nazi SS serving in the Auschwitz ...

Auschwitz 'Showers' Horrify Visitors At Former Nazi Concentration Camp

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

Tourists have complained after the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland installed mist showers at its gates. Visitors to the former Nazi conce...

This Is How The Teenagers Arrested Over Auschwitz Thefts Were Punished

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Two British teenagers have been fined and given suspended sentences for stealing items that belonged to prisoners at Auschwitz. The 17-year-old bo...

Justice Delayed and Denied

Noam Schimmel | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Noam Schimmel

The conclusions of the study will provide Germany with the information needed to reflect upon how and why such injustice was allowed and sustained for decades and to ensure better mechanisms for human rights accountability now and in the future in the German legal system. It will also enable a necessary public discussion of how this failure to prosecute and punish can be addressed at such a late date.

To Remember a Remarkable Teenager Let's All Be #NotSilent

Gillian Walnes MBE | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Gillian Walnes MBE

We are raising our collective voices and making a noise to remember a young girl, who thanks to the tenacity of her Holocaust survivor father Otto Frank and the publication of her diary, could eventually not be silenced.

Contemplating Forgiveness of the Unforgivable

Ceri Eldin | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Ceri Eldin

It is not a question of whether we can forgive a seemingly unforgivable atrocity; we, as the third party to events, cannot. Yet, the increased interest that forgiveness has been given over the preceding decades, as the post-witness era draws closer, is a telling sign that by exploring forgiveness there may be much to learn.

Leader Of Rome's Jewish Community Locked In At Auschwitz And Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

The leader of Rome's Jewish community was inadvertently locked in at Auschwitz on Tuesday night while taking back in a live broadcast commemorating th...

How Josef Mengele Conducted Brutal Experiments On Twins In Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK

Tuesday's Newsnight showed a remarkable film entitled 'The Twins of Auschwitz', detailing how brothers and sisters born together were often used by ca...

Peer Causes Outrage With This 'Unbelievable' Auschwitz Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

A senior Plaid Cymru peer has apologised for "any offence caused" after making comparing the Trident submarine base to the Nazi concentration camp Aus...

Why It's Important to Document the Lives of Holocaust Survivors

Anna Cox | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anna Cox

It's how and why the memories of one of the darkest moments in human history should be kept alive that formed the theme of the film. And during the months making it I was struck by the myriad of ways those who suffered the atrocities of the Holocaust have chosen to pass their memories on. How they refuse to allow the echo of what they witnessed fade.

We Have Much to Learn From How Holocaust Survivors Managed to Retain Their Sense of Meaning

Rabbi Naftali Schiff | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Rabbi Naftali Schiff

We are often told that as Jews, we should end our "unhealthy obsession" with the Holocaust; that it is now time to move on. Whilst this may seem sacrilegious to some, as an educator, I would like to suggest that perhaps we do need to re-evaluate the messages that we take from this darkest period of recent Jewish history and their long term import.

Britain To Make Huge Investment On Holocaust Memorial

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled plans for a national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. As survivors of the Auschwitz Nazi de...

Louise Ridley

How Much Did Britain Actually Know About The Holocaust? | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Huffington Post UK is running a series of pieces on how we remember the Holocaust...

'The Intense Humming Of Evil' - Experiencing Auschwitz

Kris Griffiths | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Kris Griffiths

After reading and watching so much about it over the years it doesn't feel real until you're physically there, amid the bleak smokestacks and barbed-wire fences sprawled over hundreds of acres of barren land.

Drone Footage Shows The Sheer Size Of Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

The sheer scale of the death camp used to murder more than a million people during the Holocaust is laid bare in this astonishing footage. The Ausc...

Jessica Elgot

Holocaust Survivors Confront Trauma And Necessity Of Telling Their Stories, 70 Years On | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Huffington Post UK is running a series of pieces looking at how we remember the H...