The Holocaust

One Year to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

2014-1915 = 99 Just utter the words 'Armenian genocide' or mention the date '24 April 1915' to any Armenian in any corner of the world, and he or she...

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.

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.

Drawing Inspiration

Gideon Summerfield | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gideon Summerfield

I am not embarrassed to admit that I often found myself crying when they were crying. Some of the survivors told me a lot and in detail; detail that was difficult to handle. Other survivors did not want to talk so much and if they did they could not talk about their time during the war. They preferred to talk about their family, their children and grandchildren.

93-Year-Old 'Nazi Guard' Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A 93-year-old man, allegedly a former guard at Auschwitz extermination camp during the Holocaust, has been arrested in Germany. Hans Lipschis, the ...

Lib Dem MP David Ward Apologises For Comments On Israel

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MP issued a written undertaking tonight that he would not repeat a reference to "the Jews", which caused outrage last week. Davi...

Israel's Jewish Population Reaches Symbolic Six Million Mark

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Israel's Jewish population has reached the symbolic six million mark, the number killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, according to new data. But t...

Rewriting History: WWII and the Holocaust

Endeavour Press | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Endeavour Press

By Richard Foreman author of Warsaw and A Hero of Our Time. There seems to be an increasingly alarming trend nowadays for some people to consider t...


Darren Richman | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Darren Richman

Having studied English from primary school through to university, I noticed one assignment recur time and again. From GCSE to A Level, kindergarten to BA, I was repeatedly asked to write about the person I admire most. The only person I possibly could choose given the nature of the assignment. A survivor in every sense of the word. My grandfather. Zigi.

No Happy Endings: Holocaust Memorial Day and Children

B.J. Epstein | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
B.J. Epstein

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day in the United States, so even though this day was commemorated in the UK on 27 January, it is worth pausing a moment to think about World War II. In particular, I am interested in how children are taught about it.

PHOTOS: Nazi Death Camp Tools Up For Auction

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Nazi surgical tools formerly owned by an SS Major and possibly used in a concentration camp during the Holocaust are being put up for auction. A wo...

2012 and the Rise of Atheism

Hannah Gal | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK
Hannah Gal

The late Christopher Hitchens is at the heart of my thoughts for the New Year. As I wish mankind greater individual freedom, I think of how with typical articulation and courage, this rare individual has taught us to question everything, including God.

Visiting Auschwitz 'Plays On The Mind' For Days Afterward

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

As Britain remembers servicemen and women killed in conflicts over the past century, HuffPost UK visits the former death camp at Auschwitz with a grou...