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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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An inspiring speaker

Whilst I was studying on the Imperial War Museum fellowship back in 2006-7, I was privileged to participate in a couple of workshops and lectures by Christer Mattsson. Christer has worked for many years in Sweden with young people at … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Butterfly

To mark the 70th anniversary year of the deportation of Janusz Korczak from the Warsaw ghetto,and in support of the Gisimba Orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda, the play Confessions of a Butterfly will be on at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, … 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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Janusz Korczak: the teacher’s teacher

Janusz Korczak is a hero of mine. Although I knew something of his Holocaust story from the Imperial War Museum’s Reflections teaching pack, it wasn’t until a visit to Warsaw in 2007 that I came to understand the breadth and … Continue reading

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