holocaust memorial day
How do I tell my children that if they’d been born just six decades earlier they probably would have been murdered?
Do what you can to support those trying to rebuild new safe homes today
State-sponsored persecution of gay men was particularly ruthless under the Nazis – but across the world, these prejudices still exist today
On 27 January we mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
The hope that my grandmother was extended by strangers - by another country - in 1939 is the hope on which she lived her whole life. It is the hope which allowed her to see through the horror of war and loss that remained in her mind's eye for all those years. The hope that those being taken out of immigration queues in the USA will now be denied.
Even the man who justified torture in Iraq disagrees with it.
“We don’t want them here,” Trump said as he signed the order at the swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon for Secretary of
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.
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.
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.