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HMDT guest blog: One day, one jumper

HMDT guest blog: One day, one jumper

Clare Lawlor, from the Imperial War Museums (IWM), shares the story of a red jumper that makes up part of the new Holocaust Galleries at IWM London. She explains what this simple artefact can tell us about a young woman’s experiences during the Holocaust.

HMDT photo blog: Rwanda past, present and future

HMDT photo blog: Rwanda past, present and future

In this photo blog, photographer Mussa Uwitonze, who survived the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, presents a selection of photographs which offer us a snapshot of his life in Rwanda. Through these images, Mussa reflects on overcoming the past, and how photography, meeting his wife and having children transformed his life and gave him hope for the future.

HMDT Blog: One Day in the future - a photo that tells a story

HMDT Blog: One Day in the future - a photo that tells a story

In our latest blog, Maggie Fleet, granddaughter of Holocaust survivor Steven Frank, tells the story behind a photo of her family taken by The Duchess of Cambridge. Maggie was one of three young people who each shared a photo that relates to One Day in the past, present or future at the launch of our youth photography competition, One Day.

HMDT Blog: My great-grandfather, Dr Michael Siegel

HMDT Blog: My great-grandfather, Dr Michael Siegel

On 10 March 1933, respected Jewish Lawyer, Dr. Michael Siegel, was beaten half to death and forced to march through the streets of Munich with a sign around his neck. 88 years on from this event, his great-grandson, Ben, describes how the experience impacted his family and writes of his determination to ensure this painful family history is not forgotten.