Holocaust

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The BBC’s latest Churchill documentary is an outrageous hatchet job

2 June 2015 17:35

Churchill: When Britain Said No BBC2 The 50th anniversary earlier this year of the death of Winston Churchill produced an international wave of commemoration. Churchill remains among the most widely… Continue reading

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FN president Marine Le Pen and her father  Jean-Marie Le Pen (Photo: Getty)

Marine Le Pen is now willing to sacrifice her father in order to defend French Jews

15 April 2015 11:30

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French Front National, really is determined to muzzle her father Jean-Marie Le Pen once and for all after his latest refusal to shut up… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Gives A Speech On The Economy

What did Ed Miliband’s new big donor mean about a ‘holocaust’?

11 February 2015 16:59

Millionaire hippy Dale Vince OBE has written Ed Miliband a cheque for a quarter of a million to counter the struggling Labour leader’s business credentials. Worth some £107 million, Vince,… Continue reading

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French hate-speech laws have allowed Dieudonné M’bala M’bala to establish his 'anti-establishment' credentials (Photo: Guillaume Souvant/Getty)

If we want to tackle anti-Semitism we must challenge hate speech, not censor it

9 February 2015 18:13

One month on from the Charlie Hebdo massacre, free speech is still under attack. The outpouring of public revulsion at the bloody silencing of ‘blasphemous’ cartoonists after the attack was… Continue reading

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Night Will Fall review: the Hitchcock film they didn’t want you to see

2 February 2015 14:29

At the synagogue where I happened to be singing last Saturday, the rabbi wrapped up her regular notices with a timely exhortation to her congregants to try to watch the… Continue reading

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Former SS and Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann (1906 - 1962) in Nazareth, preparing his defence in the trial brought against him for war crimes (Photo: Evening Standard/Getty)

Adolf Eichmann hoped his ‘Arab friends’ would continue his battle against the Jews

27 January 2015 9:56

Over Christmas I finally got around to reading Eichmann Before Jerusalem by Bettina Stangneth.  I cannot recommend this book – newly translated from the German – highly enough.  It challenges… Continue reading

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The siege in a kosher shop in Paris proves why Israel needs to exist

9 January 2015 17:10

As I write a siege is ongoing in a Kosher shop in Paris.  In France, Belgium and across Europe in recent years, Jews have repeatedly been the targets of Islamist… Continue reading

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Cologne Cathedral's lights are switched off in protest against a rally by Pegida (Photo: Getty)

Germany is shackled in the immigration debate. But Britain isn’t so must lead the way

6 January 2015 16:29

Today Angela Merkel will meet David Cameron in Downing Street. She will tell him what she can do – and what she cannot do – to help keep Britain in the… Continue reading

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Is it really imaginable that the British people could rise up against the Jews?

9 September 2014 12:16

Howard Jacobsen’s J has been shortlisted for the 2014 Booker Prize today: At first sight, J represents a significant departure for Howard Jacobson. It’s set in a future Britain where some sort of apocalypse… Continue reading

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I am ashamed that anti-Semitism is sweeping Britain and Europe.(CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Semitism in Britain makes me feel ashamed

8 August 2014 14:40

As silly seasons go, this August has been pretty rubbish, I have to say. Iraq heads the list of gloomy subjects, obviously, as 100,000 Christians and many more Yazidis flee… Continue reading

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RIP Alice Herz-Sommer

23 February 2014 21:10

The 110-year-old pianist and oldest known Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, who was imprisoned in Theresienstadt concentration camp, has died. Her extraordinary life, which included childhood encounters with Gustav Mahler and… Continue reading

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The first Asians to be expelled from Uganda under the regime of Idi Amin in 1972 to arrive in England. (Photo by George W. Hales/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Spectator on Britain’s treatment of refugees

30 January 2014 14:51

The British government has said it will allow in some of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees. The Home Office hasn’t specified how many will be admitted but says it will probably… Continue reading

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President Rouhani addressing the United Nations.

Is President Rouhani’s Iran serious?

26 September 2013 17:58

Is Iran serious? That is the question everybody has been asking for the last 24 hours since the new Iranian President went to the UN in New York and gave… Continue reading

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A picture shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran on August 21, 2010

In response to Peter Oborne on nuclear Iran

2 May 2013 18:04

I am pleased that Peter Oborne concedes that his co-author David Morrison was ‘foolish’ and ‘clumsy’ in his statements. Perhaps Morrison was indeed attempting ‘to be as accurate as he… Continue reading

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been barred from visiting an aide in jail. Picture: Getty

Memo to Iran’s apologists: President Ahmadinejad has denied the Holocaust

26 April 2013 18:13

Has President Ahmadinejad ever denied the Holocaust? David Morrison, co-author with Peter Oborne of a new apologia on the Iranian ‘government’, appears to think that he has not. In a… Continue reading

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Auschwitz and Gaza seem to be one and the same in the minds of some. Image: Getty

David Ward, Israel and the Holocaust

27 January 2013 13:57

David Ward, a Liberal Democrat MP, is in trouble with his party bosses. He chose Holocaust Remembrance Day to indulge in a bit of anti-semitism, suggesting that the very Jews… Continue reading

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A great historian has died. He joined the Nazi party in the 1930s, spurred by a fear of the communism which was then spreading through Europe. Image: Getty

A great historian with fascist tendencies has died

2 October 2012 13:52

A great historian has died. He joined the Nazi party in the 1930s, spurred by a fear of the communism which was then spreading through Europe. Although he survived for… Continue reading

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60th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Interview: Bernard Wasserstein and the Nazi genocide

13 July 2012 8:45

As 1930s Europe moved towards the catastrophe of the Second World War, much of the greater part of the continent —  for Jews — was being turned into a giant… Continue reading

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From the archives: Remembering the Holocaust

27 January 2012 19:13

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, here’s a piece Sam Schulman wrote for The Spectator 12 years ago, on his fear that ‘Holocaustology’ will create a new form of anti-Semitism. Did… Continue reading

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‘Let everyone live happily…’

27 January 2012 13:32

Created to remember one of the darkest chapters in mankind’s history, Holocaust Day is for many people an occasion for unadulterated discomfort. Most of my family perished in the Holocaust… Continue reading

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Thank you, Nacia Anastazja Brodziak

27 January 2011 15:08

Today is Holocaust Day. A day to remember the horrors of the past. But it should also be an occasion to recall the moments of hope and the people –… Continue reading

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