Tag Archives: History

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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Seventy years on…

The article I have posted below is one that I wrote for Shabbat Shalom, the half-yearly synagogue newsletter for the Etz Chaim Synagogue in Leeds, where my parents were members. I wrote it with the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover) … Continue reading

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Anschluss Anniversary Event – London

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany on 12th March 1938, the London Jewish Cultural Centre is showing the photographic exhibition ‘Double Exposure: Jewish Refugees from Austria in Britain’. The exhibition is … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s story

The Holocaust Education Trust is running a teachers’ CPD in Lithuania in early April. As someone who visited the country 5 years ago with  the IWM Fellowship, I couldn’t recommend this opportunity enough to teachers who want to enrich their … 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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Holocaust Memorial Day #HMD2013

Today is 27th January 2013 – Holocaust Memorial Day in many countries. In the UK we explore the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust issues an annual theme that helps teachers and community leaders to continue … Continue reading

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Rescues of the Holocaust

The Wiener Library and Facing History and Ourselves present a workshop for teachers: Rescues of the Holocaust A workshop for teachers led by Toby Simpson from the Wiener Library and Michael McIntyre from Facing History and Ourselves will take place … Continue reading

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