Holocaust

My Family Was Killed At Auschwitz. Today I'm An Advocate For Forgiveness

Quora | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Quora

Should Holocaust survivors forgive the Nazis? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from ot...

Denial, And What It Tells Us About Today's Human Rights Battles

Benedict Rogers | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Denial was an inspiration and a challenge to me on many levels. It is a reminder that when we step up and fight injustice, instead of taking the more comfortable option of 'settling', then as long as we are willing to work hard, conduct painstaking research, develop careful strategy and build a strong team, we can indeed win.

Two Things President Trump Said Yesterday That Sum Up His 'Terrifying' Administration

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK

Friday was Holocaust Memorial Day, an event President Trump acknowledged with an apparently heart-felt statement on the horrors, bigotry and prejudice...

This Holocaust Memorial Day, Life Must Go On

Izzy Lenga | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Izzy Lenga

This Holocaust Memorial Day, think about what you can do on your campuses and communities to ensure that life can continue for those who are confronted with hate, discrimination, and intolerance. We are still within living memory of the most inhumane actions of the 21st Century, but the chance to hear from those who learnt to live again is slowly becoming more and more difficult.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: How Can Life Go On?

Olivia Marks-Woldman | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Olivia Marks-Woldman

Survivors of the Holocaust, and of more recent genocides, have had to come to terms with their past, and rebuild their lives around unimaginable loss. Some have done so in the UK, starting with nothing, having missed years of education due to the ideology of perpetrator regimes. But, despite these considerable hardships, many have also faced hostility and incomprehension.

How Does Life Go On After Holocaust? It's An Almost Impossible Question To Answer

Karen Pollock | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Karen Pollock

So how does life go on? It's impossible to answer that. For those like Joe that survived, life went on in different ways. For them, the Holocaust isn't something that happened in history. It isn't just a lesson in a classroom or a page in a textbook. It's something they live with every day of their lives.

I Survived The Rwandan Genocide - I Know Why Holocaust Memorial Day Is So Important

Eric Eugene Murangwa | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK
Eric Eugene Murangwa

What I wish for is a world where people, irrespective of their background, race, religion or beliefs, are treated with respect. We must all stand together against xenophobia, prejudice and hatred and learn from each other's differences.

With Trump In Power, Holocaust Memorial Day Matters More Than Ever

Andrew Grey | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Grey

And perhaps above all, we can commit ourselves to always remembering, and striving to understand, the darkest hour in modern history, and vowing that we will never again allow the attitudes of prejudice and hatred that enabled the Holocaust, to grip our society.

Reflections On Visiting Auschwitz

Justin Welby | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Justin Welby

I've come away with too much to write, and no words to write it. We must protest to the limit against evil: before it occurs, as it happens, and in its aftermath. But there is also a need for silent reflection - in which we honour the victims, mourn our capacity for evil, and learn to beware.

To Round Off 2016, An American Is Having An Argument With The Auschwitz Museum

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

In any other year this would seem surreal but in 2016 where apparently anything goes, an American columnist being slapped down by the Auschwitz Museum...

Daughter Of 'Britain's Schindler' Calls For 'Kindness And Welcome' For Young Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK

The daughter of the man dubbed “The British Oskar Schindler” has called on Britain to show the same “kindness and welcome” to young refugees f...

Baroness Tonge, A Lib Dem Peer, Quits Party After Suspended For Event Blaming Jews For Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

A Liberal Democrat peer and former MP has quit the party after hosting an event in Parliament where a speaker blamed Jews for the Holocaust. As first ...

On Love And Cynicism

Arthur Peirce | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

As much as humans are social creatures, they are fundamentally creatures of love. It is itself, a motive, goal, and resolution. For many it's a reason to be, and it is the only reason that I think we can combat, or in the very least, remain sane in the constant horrors of our present world.

Why The Holocaust Is At The Heart Of Holocaust Memorial Day

Olivia Marks-Woldman | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Olivia Marks-Woldman

At its core, Holocaust Memorial Day brings together people from all backgrounds and from all corners of society, united in a shared aim of learning lessons from the past to create a safer, better future. From schools to museums, workplaces to places of worship and even in youth detention centres and prisons, the diversity of those taking part couldn't be more apparent.

Documents Found Hidden In Attic Reveal Heartbreaking Details About 'Scotland's Schindler'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Documents discovered in an attic have shed new light on a woman described as “Scotland’s Schindler”. Jane Haining, a Church of Scotland missiona...

Ten Most Controversial Acts at Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Jay Islaam | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jay Islaam

Comedy on TV and in the clubs is safe and inoffensive. Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe is no different, because most of the shows don't exist for your ...

Shape the Future By Remembering the Past

Laura Pasternak | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Pasternak

I had the chance to meet Sir Nicholas Winton today, I would thank him for his amazing rescue effort and for having the courage to act in the face of adversity. But I would also promise him that we Ambassadors will carry on his legacy by acting in whatever way we can to help others and exercise human compassion. I pledge to continue working hard to #ShapeTheFuture. I hope that he would be proud of us.

The Trials of Concentration Camp Guards Should Be Consigned to the Past

Jacob Furedi | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Furedi

The best way to combat contemporary anti-Semitism isn't to rely on the cobwebs of the past. Rather, we need to dedicate our resolve into focusing on the present and targeting its contemporary manifestations head-on.

Thousands Of Auschwitz Victims' Belongings Have Been Unearthed

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

Thousands of personal items snatched from those murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz have at last been returned to the memorial after an exhaustive sear...

Astonishing Discovery Made At The Bottom Of Mug At Concentration Camp

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

Staff at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum made a poignant discovery when they found jewellery hidden behind the false bottom of a mug. Work was being car...

Documentary Films, Mass Killing and the Urgent Need to Remember

Julia Wagner | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Julia Wagner

We urgently need documentary films about events that took place in the 1940s, 50s and 60s globally and locally, now because of the threat to living memory. Soon we will only be able to document new information from the sons and daughters of the era. And if I can't even recall my actions or find my notebook from three years ago, what hope do we have on a national or international scale of remembering the past?

The 6 Most Disturbing Details From Newly Released Files On Nazi Camp Horrors

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK

Tales of “rampant” cannibalism in a German concentration camp and torture are among stories of harrowing brutality recounted by victims of Nazi pe...

Last Survivor Of Treblinka Death Camp Dies Aged 93

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK

The last survivor of Treblinka death camp has died aged 93. Samuel Willenberg was taken to the camp in 1942, one of 6,000 people transported there ...

Anne Frank's Step-Sister: "I Blame the World for the Holocaust, I Blame the World for the Refugee Crisis."

Adam Jung | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

Otto Frank was Eva Schloss's step-father, and Anne Frank, the diarist through which most American children learn of the Holocaust, was her step-sister. In 1990 she co-founded the Anne Frank Trust in the UK where she still sits as the organization's honorary lifetime president.

Don't Stand By to Intolerance, Hatred and Genocide

Olivia Marks-Woldman | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK
Olivia Marks-Woldman

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Today is the day to remember and honour these brave men and other heroes who refused to stand by in the face of evil. And not just during the Second World War.