Myths of the Sonderkommando as unfeeling drunkards do them an injustice and damage history.
Not far from where the infamous Krakow Ghetto gates once stood, Jewish caricatures are for sale.
Around 65,000 Jews lived in Krakow before the Second World War. Now, perhaps a hundred Jews regularly attend synagogue, and antisemitic figurines are sold in markets. What's wrong with this picture?
Elie Wiesel in 2012 after being named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
The Nobel laureate chronicled a world gone mad.
The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.
History shows how the act of remembrance has changed over time.
Disaster tourism and obsessions with sites of death and destruction can be a learning experience, not just voyeurism.
In memoriam: Holocaust monument on the banks of the Danube in Budapest.
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It's not just a nation's memory of itself, but what it does to citizens who disagree that reveals its ethical compass.
Assertions that Hitler supported Zionism before the Holocaust are nothing new – and nothing to do with historical fact.
Not so distant echoes.
If we listen to the songs of displaced Syrians, just as we listen to the songs of victims of the Holocaust, we connect to displaced communities’ creativity, ingenuity and imagination.
The gates at the Buchenwald former Nazi concentration camp.
The Nazis incarcerated, sterilised and denied statehoood to black people.
A toxic text – but we can learn from it…
Mein Kampf will be reprinted in Germany next year – and it could have a surprisingly positive effect.
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini, met with Adolf Hitler in 1941.
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1987-004-09A, Amin al Husseini und Adolf Hitler" by Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1987-004-09A / Heinrich Hoffmann
The Israeli prime minister's comments that an Arab leader convinced Hitler to carry out the Holocaust are a distortion of history.
Members of the Night Wolves visit the Russian monument in Vienna.
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Commemoration and memory is being re-politicised, and this could have worrying consequences.
Visitors mourn at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia.
On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, we asked scholars to reflect on the significance of Armenian insistence on remembering and Turkey's insistence that the genocide never happened.
A sign erected by British Forces at the entrance to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany, 29 May 1945.
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The images of Bergen-Belsen have assumed a particularly special place in British official memory. Why?
Auschwitz survivor Lea Novera lights a candle during a Holocaust memorial.
April 15 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. But how did we come to commemorate the genocide of European Jewry in this way when survivors could barely speak of the horrors they endured?
Remembering the Red Army soldier.
The documentary Night will Fall tells the story of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, a film made by the Allied forces who filmed the scenes of the Nazi concentration camps as they liberated them…
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin.
In late January 1945, Hungarian teenager Bart Stern hid in a pile of bodies to avoid being killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz. He survived, but not one of his friends escaped. Soon afterwards, the Red Army…
British teenagers visit Auschwitz on a school trip.
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As the world pauses to remember the Holocaust, it is important to at what children around the world are learning about the horrific events of 70 years ago and their aftermath. A recent research project…
Preparations at Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
On January 29 1945 Victor Klemperer, a Jewish academic in Dresden, recorded in his diary being told by a friend about a speech on the radio given by the émigré writer Thomas Mann: According to it, the…
Otto Dov Kulka in Terezín, 1960s.
Archive of Security Services (ABS), Czech Republic
As we approach the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, the victims of the Holocaust stand, with a good reason, at the centre of our attention. It is survivors’ memoirs that shaped…