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Finding My Roots

Have you ever wondered about your family heritage? While growing up in a Jewish family in the non-Jewish community of Chester, I was always conscious of being the descendant of immigrants from Eastern Europe. But … Keep reading

Why Holocaust Trivialisation Isn’t Trivial

A few months ago, I was asked to write a blog post about Holocaust trivialisation for the HELC. I’ve been looking forward to explaining why, in my view, the real threat to the legacy of … Keep reading

Sisterhood and Survival

To honour International Women’s Day, we want to share the story of sisters, Ibi and Judith. During the Holocaust the challenges facing men and women were unique to their genders. Although both men and women … Keep reading

Scarves Throughout History

Do you have a favourite piece of clothing? For Holocaust survivor, Trude Silman, one particular scarf has immense value to her – it was not even her scarf, but her mother’s scarf that she found … Keep reading

Love out of the Darkness

Boy meets girl. They fall in love, they marry, have a family and live happily ever after. The age-old fairy-tale, but what happens when that initial meeting is only made possible because of unimaginable horror? … Keep reading