Holocaust

Kwibuka 20: Remember Rwanda by Celebrating Its Future

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Tony Koutsoumbos

One wonders why the world insists on re-visiting Rwanda's violent past when it has such a promising future. To be sure, we must never forget, which is why last night's touching service was so important. Today though, when I think of Rwanda, I think of Joyce, Bruce, and Victor, and celebrate the victory of a bright future over a dark past.

Anne Frank Would Have Been Dazzled by Beyonce Like Any Other Teenager

Gillian Walnes | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Gillian Walnes

Well done Beyonce and Jay-Z . We appreciate your visit and, as we reflect on the 69th anniversary of Anne's terrible death in Bergen-Belsen (the actual date will never be known but it was around three weeks before the camp's liberation) I think you are wonderful for reminding the world what Anne Frank is all about.

Bizarre Vandalism Of Anne Frank Books Leads To Arrest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested after hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl were mysteriously defaced at public libraries across Tokyo....

Dis-moi - a Break-through Work by Chantal Akerman

Adam Roberts | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Roberts

It is doubtful that even the most dedicated cinephile will know Dis-moi, or Aujour'dui dis-moi as it is also known. It was commissioned for French TV, and has been shown only once or twice in the deepest recesses of thorough retrospectives. It has never before been subtitled for an English speaking audience (as it will be for the screening on March 13th).

World's Oldest Holocaust Survivor Dies Aged 110

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The world's oldest known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110, her family have said. Alice Herz-Sommer, who lived in London and was originally from...

Why Are Hundreds Of Anne Frank Books Being Vandalised In Japan?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

Hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl have been mysteriously defaced at public libraries across Tokyo. Pages have been ripp...

Labour MP Makes Gaza Holocaust Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Yasmin Qureshi has apologised for any offence caused: “The debate was about the plight of the Palestinian people and in no way did I mea...

Truth and Reconciliation - Learning About the Holocaust

Damie Lemomu | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Damie Lemomu

Getting ready to rehearse/perform this play has made me more interested in these issues and how these countries are doing post-genocide/conflict. I've been asking friends who have families that live in Zimbabwe to tell me more about what it's like and not simply relying on the news alone.

Honour Holocaust Victims By Acknowledging Rise of Race Hate

The Conversation UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

We rarely ask ourselves why we should remember the Holocaust. We simply assume that we should. However, if we only go through the motions uttering phrases such as "we remember" and "never again", remembering the Holocaust will quickly become a meaningless ritual.

The 'Quenelle' Salute Is Not Anti-Authority, It's Anti-Semitic

Steve Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

If you believe Nicolas Anelka, his use of the 'quenelle' was a conscious and deliberate "up yours" to the French establishment in support of friend Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala. But, for many in this country, the 'quenelle' was almost unheard of, and many still argue that it is an apolitical rejection of the state and Zionism. However, it is a ghastly reminder of modern anti-Semitism.

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.

Remembering Auschwitz

Ian Lucas | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Lucas

Reactions to a visit to Auschwitz have been expressed more much more ably than I can. I think that each person should go, simply to see, as the searing horror of the cruelty of the death camps needs to be seen, not just read.

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.

'The Rich Are Persecuted Like Jews'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

A billionaire has compared the treatment of the wealthy to the treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust. Venture capitalist Thomas Perkins wrote ...

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...

How I Helped an Auschwitz Survivor Share Her Story With the World

Robin Pepper | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robin Pepper

Iby was born in Czechoslovakia, where she was excluded from school for being Jewish. She was later smuggled over the border into Hungary, where she ended up working for the Hungarian resistance in Budapest. She was eventually captured and taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Iby is a remarkable lady and to have her in front of us sharing her story was truly captivating.

EBay Was Actually Selling Uniforms From Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

Items including an Auschwitz uniform have been found on sale on eBay. The auction site has apologised and taken 30 items from sale after a Mail on ...

Chris York

Are We Forgetting Something?

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

During World War II around 11 million people deemed unfit to live by the Nazis were exterminated. Six million of these were Jews. The survivors...

Family Of Arab Holocaust Hero Reject Israeli Honour

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

The family of the first Arab ever to be honoured by Israel for his heroic actions during the Holocaust has said they are not interested in accepting t...

Moral Courage and Democratic Solidarity: The 70th Anniversary of the Rescue of Danish Jewry

Noam Schimmel | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Noam Schimmel

Seventy years ago in October something extraordinary took place in Europe. Standing in solidarity with their fellow Danes, the people of Denmark organized a large scale rescue of the Danish Jewish community, bringing the overwhelming majority to the safety of neutral Sweden and thus preventing their deportation by the Nazis to extermination camps...

Why Did Rouhani Not Reject Holocaust Denial?

Toby Greene | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

You have to hand it to the new Iranian President. The Washington Post op ed, the NBC interview. Ahead of Rouhani's much anticipated visit to New York for the UN General Assembly, he's got the world singing his tunes. All the right buzz words are there: "peace and stability among all nations", "win-win game", "friendship and dialogue."

'Syria Inaction Shows We Haven't Learnt Lessons Of Holocaust'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron has said those who favoured inaction over the brutal chemical weapons attack in Syria should feel "shame", saying the Holocaust should h...

WATCH: Alleged Nazi Dies Awaiting Trial

Newsy | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Accused Nazi war criminal Laszlo Csatary has died while waiting to go on trial. He had been charged with crimes against humanity....