A Week of Holocaust News

I must start this post with a long-awaited apology; I appreciate this is the first post I have written in a month, and have been desperate to update the blog. In the last month, however, I have been on a five-day trip to Warsaw (which will be written about very soon) and am busy revising for my final university exams. Posts may therefore be somewhat sparse over the next few weeks, but I will update this blog as often as I can. From looking at the stats I can see that people have still been visiting the blog, though, so may I say thank you to those who have taken the time to read my posts - it really is appreciated.

This post focuses on news and significant dates from the last week, as the Holocaust and events related to it have been brought up in the news repeatedly over the past few days for different reasons.

Tuesday 11th April 2013

- 11th April 1945: American troops liberated Buchenwald concentration camp. For more information, please click here.

- 11th April 1961: The first day of former SS Obersturmbannf├╝hrer Adolf Eichmann's criminal trial in Jerusalem. Read about the trial here.

- Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, the posthumous stepsister of Anne Frank, appeared on the BBC to discuss the publication of her new book, 'After Auschwitz.' Eva has already written a book about her experiences during the Holocaust - 'Eva's Story' - and, as the title suggests, the new book focuses on her struggle to adjust to normal life after the horrors of the war and imprisonment in Auschwitz. You can see one of two interviews recorded by clicking this link. 'After Auschwitz' is out now.

- News of potential new prosecutions of former Auschwitz guards broke, reported here by The New York Times.

Wednesday 12th April 2013

- This article from The Daily Mail revealed the finding of a mass grave at Treblinka using non-penetrating technology on the site where the death camp once stood.

Sunday 14th April 2013

- To mark the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by British soldiers, Belsen survivors Mala Tribich MBE and Gena Turgel MBE took part in a live Twitter Q & A via the Holocaust Educational Trust's Twitter feed. You can read the full transcript of all Q & As via this link.

Monday 15th April 2013

- 15th April 1945: British troops liberated the death camp Bergen-Belsen. Read more about the liberation here.