Holocaust Memorial Day

Mehdi's Minute: On Taxing the Rich and Banker Bashing

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative take on the UK's growth figures, the 50p tax row and the US venture capitalist who compared banker bashing to the Holocaust? Here's my review of the political week in 60 seconds...

Stunning Pictures Of Holocaust Memorial Day As The Victims Are Remebered In Israel, Poland And Germany

Paul Vale | Paul Vale and Elliot Wagland | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Holocaust Memorial Day was remembered around in Europe, Israel and beyond on Monday, with Members of Israeli parliament attending a ceremony in the fo...

Words on the Holocaust

Josh Zitser | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Josh Zitser

Whatever you do, remember that the theme of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day is 'journeys'. Journeys are about getting from one place to another. If we truly want to honour the lives of all those who suffered under the Nazi regime, it is our duty to ensure that we, as a society, take note of our starting point and make sure that we move forward to a more promising final destination.

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.

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.

Teaching the Holocaust in the 'Post-Survivor Era'

Thomas Harding | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Thomas Harding

Who is going to educate young people about the Holocaust when the survivors are no longer with us? That is the question I keep asking myself... Because the further we get from the end of the Second World War, the fewer survivors we have to share their powerful stories.

Jessica Elgot

Most Young People Can't Name A Single Genocide Since The Holocaust

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

More than 80% of young people cannot name a single genocide since the Holocaust, new research has shown. A poll conducted to mark Holocaust Memoria...

Drawing Inspiration

Gideon Summerfield | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gideon Summerfield

I am not embarrassed to admit that I often found myself crying when they were crying. Some of the survivors told me a lot and in detail; detail that was difficult to handle. Other survivors did not want to talk so much and if they did they could not talk about their time during the war. They preferred to talk about their family, their children and grandchildren.

Rupert Murdoch Apologises Over 'Anti-Semitic' Sunday Times Cartoon

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has offered a "major apology" for a "grotesque" cartoon in the Sunday Times that has sparked claims of anti-semitism. The media mogu...

Lives Remebered

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK

As services are held across the UK on Sunday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), the event will have particular resonance for 86-year-old, Harry Gre...

David Ward 'Apologises Sincerely' For Offensive Holocaust Comments

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MP facing disciplinary action after accusing "the Jews" of atrocities against Palestinians has issued a public apology for causing ...

Lib Dem MP To Be Dragged In Front Of Chief Whip Over Holocaust Comments

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics

David Ward is to be dragged before the Liberal Democrat chief whip next week following a backlash over his comments likening the holocaust to the curr...

Lib Dem MP Defends 'Outrageous' Anti-Israel Comments

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MP has defended comments made about Israel's treatment of Palestinians ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day. David Ward sparked a bac...

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 ...

No Happy Endings: Holocaust Memorial Day and Children

B.J. Epstein | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
B.J. Epstein

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day in the United States, so even though this day was commemorated in the UK on 27 January, it is worth pausing a moment to think about World War II. In particular, I am interested in how children are taught about it.

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.

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.

Archbishop of Canterbury Remembers Genocide Victims on Holocaust Memorial Day

PA | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK

Holocaust Memorial Day will today commemorate victims of Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Service...

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.