Holocaust

Justice Delayed and Denied

Noam Schimmel | Posted 22.05.2015 | 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.

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Stephen Liddell | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Stephen Liddell

Most of us are familiar with the holocaust in WW2 enacted by Nazi Germany against Jewish people, Gypsies, communists and the mentally ill but this week sees the 100th anniversary of another holocaust or Genocide, the Armenian Genocide in Turkey...

Racists on Trains and the Silence of the Bystander

Gabriel Webber | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Gabriel Webber

History's worst acts of evil all happened amidst the silence of the bystander. Ms Nagesh is most unwise to encourage her readers to keep quiet when they witness acts of hatred.

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

Gillian Walnes MBE | Posted 10.04.2015 | 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.

Katie Hopkins: What Can We Do - Now That "Just Ignore Her" Is No Longer an Option?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

So what can we do about Katie? Katie the failed "Apprentice", Katie the Met Office drop-out, Katie the shameless 'media-tart' - loathe her or hate her, you cannot deny that she is an assiduous placer of irons in her own particular fire.

Katie Hopkins 'Makes Vile Holocaust Joke' About Ed Miliband And His Wife

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics

Katie Hopkins has been accused of stepping up her campaign against Ed Miliband by making a Holocaust “joke” about his wife Justine. The Sun co...

Why It's Important to Protest Against Injustice on Holocaust Memorial Day

Dan Glass | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dan Glass

I believe that memorialisation without action is part of the problem. The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau is as good a time as any to deliver that message.

Jessica Elgot

The UK Man Who Tracks Britain's Living War Criminals, Just Don't Call Him A Nazi Hunter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.01.2015 | 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...

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...

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.

Always Remember, Never Forget

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Phillip Mark McGough

The Six Million is more than just a collective noun: Here were six million individual tragedies, six million individual stories- stories just like Aunt Rosa's- six million individual lives, each one of them truncated by homicidal antisemitism.

Why I Should Have Chosen My Words More Carefully When Talking About the Holocaust

Sophia Eribo | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

I should have taken more care not to in any way denigrate the spirit of January 27th and all it stands for.

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...

Anne Frank: A 70-Year-Old Voice That Still Has the Power to Make Us Change

Gillian Walnes MBE | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Gillian Walnes MBE

Anne wrote, "How wonderful it is that no-one need wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world". Anne Frank, as we mark seven decades since your agonised protracted death at Nazi hands, please know that you really did help to change the world.

Now and Then - HMD Reflections

Mark Gardner | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Mark Gardner

We commemorate the Holocaust because morality demands it of us. We oppose today's antisemitism because it must be opposed, not because we believe that another European Holocaust is likely.

Is it Not Time to Lay the Holocaust to Rest?

Sir Andrew Burns | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Sir Andrew Burns

Countries have to face up honestly to the dark periods of their own national history, to their own collaboration, complicity or reluctance to do the right thing in response.

Muslims Who Saved Jews in the Holocaust? Honour the Righteous Muslims

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Quite a few of the documented stories of Muslims who saved Jews come from Albania, followed by North Africa and Turkey. Yet, many of these stories have never been properly investigated.

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...

Yes, Let's 'Never Forget' but Let's Also Remember the Black Holocaust

Sophia Eribo | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was such a day to commemorate the millions of black African victims of slavery? Unlike the "six million" figure that so often goes with statistic about the number of Jews killed during the Second World War, it's not so easy to quantify when it comes to black slaves.

Holocaust Memorial Day: The Nazi Bid to Exterminate Gay People

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Peter G Tatchell

"We must exterminate these people (homosexuals) root and branch... We can't permit such danger to the country; the homosexual must be entirely eliminated." With these chilling words, the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, set out the Nazi master plan for the sexual cleansing of the Aryan race. From 1933-1945, an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 men were arrested under paragraph 175 for the crime of homosexuality. Some were tried and sentenced in the courts; others were sent direct to concentration camps without any trial or formal sentence. The death rate of gay prisoners in the camps was over 50%, the highest among non-Jewish victims.

Holocaust Memorial Day Is an Affirmation That We Should Fight Against Intolerance and Promote Integration

Baroness Doreen Lawrence | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Doreen Lawrence

It is important to engage with and encourage our community to continue their efforts to stand up against racism and hate crime by working together to pursue the dignity of difference. Holocaust Memorial Day is an affirmation that we should fight against intolerance and promote integration. All communities should work together to raise awareness of the suffering of others.

Let Us Never Forget the Victims of Nazi Persecution

Witold Sobków | Posted 28.03.2015 | 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...

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...