Holocaust

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 17.05.2016 | 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 28.01.2016 | 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 27.01.2016 | 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.

Letter Shows Eichmann Pleading For His Life, As He Was 'Only Following Orders'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

The Israeli government released a handwritten letter on Wednesday, penned by Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in which he pleads for his life. The ...

Why We Must Continue to Learn Lessons From the Holocaust

Rabbi Naftali Schiff | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Rabbi Naftali Schiff

I have had the privilege of meeting and interviewing scores of holocaust survivors during my research for various educational programmes and initiatives. Of course it goes without saying that every survivor processed and dealt with the pain, the trauma and the loss in their own way - and there is no 'right way' to respond to such a loss.

This Holocaust Memorial Day, Let's Remember the Difference We Can Each Make

Karen Pollock | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Karen Pollock

This year's theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is 'Don't Stand By', and of course, the heroics of Sir Nicholas Winton - he was knighted for his efforts in 2003 - naturally spring to all of our minds when we consider what it means to stand up and be counted. We know, unfortunately, that prejudice, intolerance, racism, even antisemitism, continue to blight out world. Genocide, we know, has happened since the Holocaust, and murderous regimes continue to hold power throughout the world.

Every Student Needs to Be Able to Learn the Lessons From History

Robbiie Young | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Robbiie Young

As we see a worrying resurgence of scapegoating and far right extremist politics, we must do more to ensure that students of all ages can benefit from that lesson of history, and not just in the class room. Educating future leaders and building a stronger society through active citizens is the only way we can be assured that we will never forget the Holocaust.

British Teens To Stand Trial Over Alleged Theft From Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Two British schoolchildren accused of stealing items from Auschwitz will stand trial, it has been announced. Two teenagers from Perse School, in Ca...

Germany Reminds World: We Were Responsible For The Holocaust

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

Angela Merkel has been forced to clarify that Germany was responsible for the Holocaust, after the Israeli Prime Minister claimed a Palestinian leade...

Israeli PM Blames Palestinian Leader For The Holocaust

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused of "trivialising the Holocaust" by saying Hitler only wanted to deport Jews. Netanyahu ...

The World's Obsession With Rights Rather Than Responsibilities Is the Cause of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Tahir Nasser | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK
Tahir Nasser

A charter of Human Responsibilities rather than simply of Human Rights is, I believe, the next stage in establishing peace in society...

Holocaust Could Have Been Stopped If Jews Were Armed, Ben Carson Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

Adolf Hitler could not have slaughtered six million Jews if German citizens were allowed guns, according to a man hoping to become president of the Un...

Woman, 91, Charged Over 260,000 Deaths At Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A 91-year-old woman has been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations she was part of the Nazi SS serving in the Auschwitz ...

These Eerie WWII Relics Are Being Unearthed By Poland's Drought

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

The recent drought in Poland has revealed an astonishing array of artefacts from the World War Two. A Soviet fighter-bomber plane, still containing...

Mitigating Trauma Amongst Genocide Survivors and their Children and Grandchildren

Noam Schimmel | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Noam Schimmel

In the case of Holocaust survivors, in Europe and North America it was only in the late 1970s and 1980s that society slowly and sometimes hesitantly became willing to hear and increasingly receptive to their narratives of pain, loss, and rebuilding of their lives.

Sarah Ann Harris

Holocaust Survivor 'Couldn't Hold Back Tears' For European Migrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

Ben Helfgott arrived in the UK 70 years ago today, orphaned by the Holocaust and far from his native home in Poland. Aged just 15, Helfgott’s sho...

Immigrant Crisis is an Opportunity to Right Some Wrongs

Simon Wallfisch | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Simon Wallfisch

If we only approach this crisis in a humane way, let people in, we will certainly find future national treasures. Strength of character; Strong will; Determination; Intelligence. These are welcome gifts to any employer.