Auschwitz

Contemplating Forgiveness of the Unforgivable

Ceri Eldin | Posted 30.01.2015 | 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 28.01.2015 | 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 28.01.2015 | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 27.01.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 rememb...

Let Us Never Forget the Victims of Nazi Persecution

Witold Sobków | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Witold Sobków

The Holocaust was a genocide, a systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. As President Shimon Peres has said, it was "the greatest darkness that mankind has known". Jews were abandoned by humanity. But there were human beings who were sensitive to this tragedy...

Why We Need to Teach Young People About the Holocaust

Karen Pollock | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Karen Pollock

Learning about the Holocaust isn't a quick-fix for societies' problems, it isn't the 'cure' for antisemitism. But Holocaust education, and understanding where antisemitism led during the darkest days in Europe is a start point for young people to consider their actions and responsibilities.

I Learnt About the Holocaust in Fragments, But We Must Remember the Whole Story

Michael Rosen | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Michael Rosen

My father sometimes talked of uncles who disappeared. "They were in France at the beginning of the war," he said, "but they weren't there at the end". They must have disappeared 'in the camps', was how we grew to know about such things..

Louise Ridley

Gays, Gypsies And Priests: The Forgotten Victims Of The Holocaust

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.02.2015 | 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...

Remembering Our Past, Whilst Safeguarding Our Future

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Dr Moshe Kantor

Remembering and marking the Holocaust is one of the most important things that we as a society can do. If we fail to remember and learn from the past, then we are surely doomed to repeat past mistakes. Commemorating the Holocaust is essential to educating our children and others who may not know or be sufficiently familiar with the horrific, unique and unprecedented events of the 1930s and 1940s in Nazi Europe. Educating society on the horrors of the Holocaust is perhaps now, 70 years on from the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and other concentration and death camps, more important than ever.

Touching Moment Holocaust Survivor Is Reunited With The Soldier Who Liberated Him

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

A holocaust survivor has been reunited with the American who liberated his concentration camp in an emotional exchange - 70 years after they last saw ...

Probably Best Not To Retweet Nazi Death Camp Parodies, Councillor

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour councillor has been suspended by the party for sharing on social media a parody of a Conservative election poster doctored to include an imag...

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

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.09.2014 | 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.