The Holocaust

Do We Get the Hate-Filled News We Deserve?

Mark Hillary | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Mark Hillary

The UK has a problem with immigration. Even those who support migration have to concede that there are practical difficulties, such as a squeeze on school class sizes and GP waiting lists in areas where many new people have settled. This has boosted parties such as UKIP where a withdrawal from the EU - and therefore an end to free migration throughout Europe - is one of their major policies.

Contemplating Forgiveness of the Unforgivable

Ceri Eldin | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Ceri Eldin

It is not a question of whether we can forgive a seemingly unforgivable atrocity; we, as the third party to events, cannot. Yet, the increased interest that forgiveness has been given over the preceding decades, as the post-witness era draws closer, is a telling sign that by exploring forgiveness there may be much to learn.

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...

Moving Moment Aging Survivors Walk Through Auschwitz Gates Again

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

Seventy years after the liberation of Europe's most infamous death camp, survivors of the mass murders at Auschwitz-Birkenau have returned to the harr...

Yes, Let's 'Never Forget' but Let's Also Remember the Black Holocaust

Sophia Eribo | Posted 28.03.2015 | 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.

Walking Where Some of the Horror Took Place

Meg Munn | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

Trying to comprehend the numbers of people is a challenge when they are so huge, remembering that these were all individuals is important. The Holocaust Education Trust tries to help this by emphasising individual stories through survivor testimonies and pictures of victims' lives before the war.

Why We Need to Teach Young People About the Holocaust

Karen Pollock | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Karen Pollock

Learning about the Holocaust isn't a quick-fix for societies' problems, it isn't the 'cure' for antisemitism. But Holocaust education, and understanding where antisemitism led during the darkest days in Europe is a start point for young people to consider their actions and responsibilities.

I Learnt About the Holocaust in Fragments, But We Must Remember the Whole Story

Michael Rosen | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Michael Rosen

My father sometimes talked of uncles who disappeared. "They were in France at the beginning of the war," he said, "but they weren't there at the end". They must have disappeared 'in the camps', was how we grew to know about such things..

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...