Johann Trollmann’s life journey was never linear. He was a rebel, a victim, an outsider and, most of all, a fighter.
The Czech deputy prime minister Andrej Babiš has caused a storm of outrage after making appalling Holocaust denial remarks. He said:
A hidden history of Jewish workers’ resistance in the factories of the Warsaw Ghetto should be celebrated today.
I have just returned from a series of lectures on Holocaust archaeology. They were engaging and serious, but the discussion was ruined by a callous argument about the Roma victims of the Holocaust.
Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has announced that his European Parliament group is “back”, after signing up an MEP from Poland’s Congress of the New Right – whose leader is against votes for women and claims Hitler didn’t know about the Holocaust.