Category Archives: In the news

Remembering Rwanda @werememberwanda

According to an HMDT report, over 80% of school children have never heard about the Rwanda genocide. Andrew Lawrence, a Fellow of the Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Education has worked with his students at St John’s School, Leatherhead in an … Continue reading

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The little things…

This evening marks the beginning of Yom HaShoah – the Remembrance Day for the Holocaust in Israel. Needless to say, in Israel there is a somewhat different emphasis in how the Holocaust is remembered and taught. There are still approximately … Continue reading

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Reflections – #HMD2013

There were many, many excellent articles, tweets and Facebook posts relating to #HMD2013 and it’s definitely reassuring to see that after so many years, HMD is still resonating with people from all walks of life, of all ages and from all … Continue reading

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Ludwig Guttman – Father of the Paralympics

Tomorrow is the opening day of the Paralympic Games, following on from the thoroughly successful Olympic Games in London.The Paralympics began as the Stoke-Mandeville Games when Dr Ludwig Guttman, a pre-eminent German neurosurgeon was invited to establish the National Spinal … Continue reading

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You could hear a pin drop…

Thank you @OliWinton for tweeting this footage from when the England squad met Ben Helfgott and Zigi Shipper yesterday. This short video captures the impact that listening to Holocaust survivors speak about their experiences can have. All you have to … Continue reading

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An inspiring Olympian

Today, former Olympic and Commonwealth Games weightlifter Ben Helfgott will meet the England football team. This is not merely a meeting of sportsmen, but a once in a lifetime experience – for the England team at least. Because Ben isn’t … Continue reading

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Mein Kampf – the litmus test

Today the BBC website has an interesting article that has given me pause for thought. With its copyright on Hitler’s published writings due to expire in 2015, the state of Bavaria has decided to publish a new edition of the … Continue reading

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