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Edith Eger: ‘That’s what Auschwitz taught me: how can you find joy within you.’

“How can I be useful to you?” asks Edith Eger, after we’ve done a bit of introductory phone chit-chat. This, I know from reading her new book The Choi(...)

Nine items of Nazi memorabilia will go on auction as part of Whyte’s The Eclectic Collector auction on Saturday

A Dublin auction house has defended its right to sell Nazi memorabilia despite an objection from the son of a holocaust survivor. Nine items of Nazi(...)

Jeannie de Clarens with her husband, Henri. They both survived stays in concentration camps. Photograph: New York Times

Born April 1st, 1919 Died August 23rd, 2017 Jeannie de Clarens, an amateur spy who passed a wealth of information to the British about the developme(...)

US president Donald Trump rose to power on the votes of those who are at the bottom and see power as the ability to kick others in the face in your own favour. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

When Steve Bannon got his walking papers as head of White House strategy from Donald Trump, it was seen by Washington commentators as a victory for th(...)

 File image of Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal  at his home in  Haifa, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, who last year was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday,(...)

Caryna Camerino: ‘Nobody has the right, in person or in print, to decide who I am or what I’m about based on my religion or heritage.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

You wouldn’t know that I’m Jewish unless I told you. You wouldn’t know it by my name, by my nose or by my salary. I don’t pray, but I do celebrate. I (...)

Auschwitz: the SS doctor Fritz Klein, asked about his Hippocratic oath, said, “Out of respect for human life I would remove a gangrenous appendix from a diseased body. The Jew is the gangrenous appendix in the body of mankind.” Photograph: AP

Considering the many atrocities perpetrated by Nazi medicine, including barbaric human medical experimentation, “involuntary euthanasia” – a euphemism(...)

Former SS guard Reinhold Hanning: found guilty of accessory to murder in at least 170,000 cases at the concentration camp Auschwitz. Photograph: Bernd Thissen

A 95-year-old former Auschwitz guard, who was sentenced to jail in Germany last year for being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people,(...)

Seamus Heaney at his old primary school, Anahorish, Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey

The diverse voices from John Quinn’s radio programmes now speak to us from the printed page; each describes a special place. Childhood experiences lea(...)

February 2015, in an interview with Gay Byrne on the RTE show The Meaning of Life, the British comedian Stephen Fry engaged on a range of questions before famously addressing the knotty theological problem of theodicy. Photograph: RTÉ

In February 2015, in an interview with Gay Byrne on the RTÉ show The Meaning of Life, the British comedian Stephen Fry engaged on a range of questions(...)

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