Tag Archives: Holocaust

#YomHaShoah

Today is Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day – in Israel. Israel is a country that has a unique relationship with the Holocaust and unlike the UK, where HMD falls on January 27th (the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz … 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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Talk at the Weiner Library – the Protestant Churches and the Holocaust

Compliant or Confrontational? On Monday 25th March, the Weiner Library will hold a talk on the Protestant Churches and the Holocaust. Dr Christian Staffa, theologian and former director of Action Reconciliation Service for Peace will discuss this issue in conversation … 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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The Real Inglorious Bastards

Tonight on the Military History Channel (Sky 531 and Virgin 236) is The Real Inglorious – a gripping look at the incredible dangers faced by the  Jewish spies behind Operation Greenup, one of the US’s most successful intelligence-gathering operations of … 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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