Holocaust Educational Trust

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.

Our Acts of Defiance

Olivia Marks-Woldman | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Olivia Marks-Woldman

Monday is Holocaust Memorial Day. I am sometimes asked if we still need to remember those who died in the Holocaust - after all, it was such a long time ago. Isn't it time we all moved on? And surely more recent events should take up more of our attention? My answer is an emphatic 'No!'. In fact, the occurrence of genocides since the Holocaust demonstrates how very important it is to commemorate the attempted annihilation of Europe's Jewish population, and all victims of Nazi Persecution. There have been genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur - showing all too clearly that lessons have not been learnt from the past. There is an even greater need to remember, inform and raise awareness of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

Passing on the Baton to My Generation

Regina Oladipo | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK
Regina Oladipo

I feel it is my responsibility, and that of my fellow Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassadors to ensure that their stories will live on, that we pass on their legacy. It is easy as young people to focus on the now, and hope for the future, but sometimes it is wise to look back once in a while.

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 ...