Anne Frank

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 Bob Dylan performing at Hyde Park,  London in July last year. File photo:  Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

A few years ago, sitting beneath shade trees in Saratoga Springs, New York, I had a two-hour discussion with Bob Dylan that touched on Malcolm X, the (...)

Sheila Forsey is an honours graduate from Maynooth in creative writing. The Secret of Eveline House is published by Poolbeg Press

Tell us about your new work and how it came about – the story behind the story. My new book is a work of historical fiction and is called The Secret o(...)

Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who wrote her world-famous diary  while living in hiding in Amsterdam during the second World War. Photograph: AP

As the Netherlands celebrates the 75th anniversary of its liberation this week, the Anne Frank House – perhaps the country’s most famous symbol of Jew(...)

John Boyne: ‘All I ever wanted was that kids would be moved enough by the story that they would develop the same interest in this period of history as I had.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Last week, the author John Boyne pointed out what he saw as a troubling trend in publishing. “I can’t help but feel that by constantly using the same (...)

Renia’s diary

“You will help me, Bulus and God.” On July 25th, 1942, 18-year-old Renia Spiegel closed out her diary entry with this line; a mantra-like sentence she(...)

You wouldn’t mistake Erik Nelson for a layabout. A hugely chatty, endlessly friendly man in the senior stages of middle age, he has been a producer and director of documentaries since the 1980s.

“How do things ever start?” Erik Nelson muses. “I had a crazy idea: what colour footage of World War II airplanes exists in the archives. I have been (...)

Holocaust survivor Salo Muller, commission chairman Job Cohen  and NS chief executive Roger van Boxtel: “People lost mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters . . . They feel it every day. It is tragic,” says Mr Muller. Photograph: Koen Van Weel

Dutch state railway operator NS has said it will pay “tens of millions of euro” to Holocaust victims and their families for transporting almost 100,00(...)

Comment sections and tweets may prove invaluable for future research. Photograph: iStock

Our experience of modern history is informed as much from news reels, magazines and personal journals as it is by the physical artefacts we see in mus(...)

Lazio fans have long been associated with fascism. Photo: Marco Rosi/Getty Images

Recent weeks have shown, once again, that Italian football has a deep-seated problem with racism and fascism. At the St Stephen’s Day game at the San (...)

 Two original railway boxcars from the Westerbork transit camp at the memorial centre in Hooghalen, the Netherlands. Photograph: Siese Veenstra/EPA

The Dutch state-owned rail company has said it will pay compensation to survivors and relatives of those transported by their trains to the Nazi death(...)

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