This project has been produced in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

To coincide with Yom HaShoah, the day in the Jewish calendar dedicated to Holocaust remembrance, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation, Rabbi Sacks, in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust, has launched a series of videos offering his perspective on some of the biggest questions posed by the Holocaust.

Click on a link below to explore one of the big topics Rabbi Sacks addresses. Each topic offers video content, transcripts, questions for further discussions and some additional historical and background information.

This educational series was made possible thanks to the generous support of Richard Harris.


Topic 1: God and the Holocaust

Topic 2: Humanity and the Holocaust

Topic 3: Jewish Theology and the Holocaust

Topic 4: Personal Faith and the Holocaust

Topic 5: Just Punishment and the Holocaust

Topic 6: Forgiveness and the Holocaust

Topic 7: Jewish Identity and the Holocaust

Topic 8: Israel and the Holocaust

Topic 9: Interfaith Relations and the Holocaust

Topic 10: Hope and the Holocaust


Rabbi Sacks in conversation with Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust

To mark the launch of the project, Rabbi Sacks held a recorded conversation with Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, on Yom HaShoah, 21st April 2020. This conversation was part of an online programme of educational events run by Yom HaShoah UK.