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Welcome to Holocaust Matters

Holocaust Matters serves as an important resource for Holocaust education around the world.

Holocaust Matters was founded by Dr Noemie Lopian, who is the daughter of Dr Ernst Israel Bornstein. His memoirs, The Long Night, has sold thousands of copies around the world and reflect on his journey as a 14 year old boy who survived seven Nazi labour and extermination camps during the Holocaust.

Today, Noemie continues to share her father’s and mother’s separate stories of Holocaust survival, speaking regularly at schools, universities, governing bodies and events across the country.

Latest News

Dr Noemie Lopian visits King David Primary School years 5 and 6 on Yom HaZikaron

Message from the school:

Thank you so much for coming in to speak to our Year 5 & 6 pupils about you own personal family story during the Holocaust. The children gained so much from hearing this from you. Thank you for giving them the opportunity to ask the many questions they have and for helping them understand what life was like for the Jews during this time.
Kind Regards, Rayna

Noemie Lopian Recognised as Outstanding Individual Volunteer By 10 Downing Street

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Noemie Lopian Speaks With Hungarian Holocaust Survivor Tomi Komoly on BBC Breakfast

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February 29th 2024 talk at PwCUK
March 3rd 2024 talk at Eton College
March 6th 2024 talk at Heaton Park Primary School
March 21st talk at The Grammar School Leeds
March 28th talk at Denbigh School

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Explore universal lessons and themes from The Long Night


Learn about key historical topics through Ernst’s experiences

Search by location. Journey through seven camps and other places


Ernst’s life story

Ernst Israel Bornstein was born in Zawiercie, Poland in 1922. He was the oldest of four children. He was educated in Jewish schools and was an talented student who spoke German, Yiddish and Polish. He was incarcerated in seven concentration camps, enduring the infamous “death march” until finally being liberated by American soldiers near Lake Starnberg in Bavaria on 30 April 1945. His parents and two younger sisters perished at Auschwitz…

About Holocaust Matters

Holocaust Matters is an interactive educational tool for anyone interested in the Holocaust including schools and those with a professional or personal research interest. It is run by the family of Holocaust survivor Dr Ernst Israel Bornstein to showcase excerpts of his memoir ‘The Long Night’ which tells of his miraculous survival from seven Nazi labour and death camps during World War II…

“You should read this crucial testimony. It is a terrifying personal account of an unspeakable clinical horror, all the more powerful for being told with remarkable self-restraint.”

— Jonathan Dimbley, Writer and Broadcaster

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