Holocaust

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

Dan Glass | Posted 30.01.2015 | 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 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.

Always Remember, Never Forget

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 28.01.2015 | 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 28.01.2015 | 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 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...

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

Gillian Walnes MBE | Posted 27.01.2015 | 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 27.01.2015 | 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 27.01.2015 | 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 27.01.2015 | 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 28.01.2015 | 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 27.01.2015 | 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 26.01.2015 | 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 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...

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...

'Stay Human': The Forgotten Lesson of the Holocaust

Pina Sadar | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Pina Sadar

The millions of Holocaust victims will be remembered on Tuesday as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Rather than turning this occasion into yet another gory battlefield of ideologies, the historical anguish should prompt us to work against the systems of collective hatred - beyond religious, ethnic and racial boundaries.

Why It's 'Preposterous' To Compare Current Anti-Jewish Hate With The 1930s

The Huffington Post UK | 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...

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.

Louise Ridley

'Men Were The Bosses In Those Days'.. But 80% Of Britain's WWII Codebreakers Were Female

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK

As crowds filled Britain's streets to celebrate the end of the Second World War, there was one part of the victory story that couldn't yet be told. ...

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 ...

'All I Want This Chanukah is A Giant Sack of Bulls**t'

Dan Glass | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
Dan Glass

Life is beautiful, and so during this festive period, I'm going to be eating, drinking, spending time with loved ones, planning more protests ... and hoping that Santa comes down the chimney with plenty of menorahs and sacks of bulls**t.