Visiting Holocaust Sites

On the 25th February 2015 I visited Auschwitz, Poland, with the Holocaust educational trust as part of the Lessons from Auschwitz programme (LFA). Whilst I was there I visited a pre-war Jewish Cemetry, Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II. On the week beginning 6th April I visited the Anne Frank House, the Old Jewish Quarter, theContinue reading “Visiting Holocaust Sites”

Mala Tribich

‘When you hear from a witness, you become a witness’ – Elie Wiesel This is the third time I have had the priviledge of hearing Mala tell her story. Yesterday, Mala joined the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) to live stream her testimony, to give not just us Ambassadors, but our friends, families and anyone whoContinue reading “Mala Tribich”

Holocaust Denial & Annelies

A note by Zalman Gradowski written on 6 September 1944, was hidden in an aluminium flask. It reads: “Dear Finder Search everywhere, in every inch of soil. Tens of documents are buried under it – mine and those of other persons – which will throw light on everything that was happening here. Great quantities ofContinue reading “Holocaust Denial & Annelies”

To what extent do you find the statement convincing that Victorian sexuality was shaped by a “contest between expression and repression”?

Introduction The Victorians are renowned for their prudery and hypocrisy surrounding the topic of sexual relations.[1]During the 19th Century Western countries viewed sex as a controllable force to be contained within the boundary of marriage.[2] Sexual activities conducted outside of this window (that were drawn to public attention) were therefore under the scrutiny of theContinue reading “To what extent do you find the statement convincing that Victorian sexuality was shaped by a “contest between expression and repression”?”