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UK 'plague village' offers lesson for a country under lockdown

Eyam - In the 17th century, residents in the remote English village of Eyam quarantined themselves to prevent the spread of bubonic plague. Most paid with their lives.

Lithuania marks 30 years since split that doomed Soviet empire

Vilnius - Lithuania on Wednesday celebrated the 30th anniversary of its secession from the Soviet Union, a move that heralded the beginning of the end of the sprawling Eurasian empire.

Lithuania seeks to heal Soviet trauma after 30 years of freedom

Vilnius - Seeking justice for victims of the Soviet regime to heal historical trauma has become a top priority for Lithuania as it marks 30 years since it became the first republic to break away from the USSR.

Lithuania seeks to heal Soviet trauma after 30 years of freedom

Vilnius - Seeking justice for victims of the Soviet regime to heal historical trauma has become a top priority for Lithuania as it marks 30 years since it became the first republic to break away from the USSR.

Vatican opens archive on pope's silence during Holocaust

Vatican City - Historians will begin combing the archives of the world's most contentious pope on Monday, hoping to glean why Pius XII stayed silent during the Nazi extermination of Jews in the Holocaust.

Vatican opens archives on history's most controversial pope

Vatican City - The Vatican unseals the archives of history's most contentious popes on Monday, potentially shedding light on why Pius XII stayed silent during the extermination of six million Jews in the Holocaust.

Four things to know about Pope Pius XII's archives

Vatican City - The unveiling on Monday of Pope Pius XII's archives has been demanded for decades by Jewish groups and historians.They comprise 120 fonds -- archival documents of the same origin -- and are split into 20,000 units.

Memory politics haunt Berlinale after scandal over Nazi past

Berlin - As the Berlinale reels from revelations that its founding director Alfred Bauer was a high-ranking Nazi, the issue of memory politics looms large over the film festival's 70th anniversary.

Candles, prayers for Dresden in twin city scarred by war

Coventry - One place that understands only too well the devastation wreaked on Dresden during World War II is Coventry, where memories of a similar raid are etched on the city's consciousness.

Germans urged to 'defend democracy' 75 years after Dresden bombing

Frankfurt Am Main - President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Germans to "defend democracy" on the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden in World War II on Thursday, as the emboldened far right rattles the political establishment.

Surviving WWII Congo troops honoured for colonial-era battles

Apo - Albert Kunyuku Ngoma was a young Congolese corporal in the colonial Belgian army when he was forced to battle in WWII as far away as Myanmar.

German court rejects call to remove anti-Semitic church carving

Frankfurt Am Main - A court in central Germany on Tuesday rejected a case calling for a local church associated with Protestant firebrand Martin Luther to remove an ancient anti-Semitic carving from its wall.

Israel Holocaust memorial admits historical 'errors' at Auschwitz event

Jerusalem - Israel's Holocaust memorial centre apologised Tuesday over "errors" in films screened during a high-profile ceremony last month that distorted events related to the Soviet Union and Poland during World War II.

Sceptical Isle: Britain's story foreshadowed Brexit

Apo - In September 1946, surveying the ruins of a continent ripped apart by war, Winston Churchill could see only one way to rebuild and preserve peace.

British man found guilty of trying to steal Magna Carta

London - A man was convicted Friday of attempting to steal a priceless 1215 original version of the Magna Carta, smashing its case with a hammer.

Israeli President to address German MPs 75 years after Auschwitz

Berlin - Israel's president will deliver a speech in Berlin on Wednesday to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp as fears re-emerge about the safety of Jews in Germany.

Historians unveil rare photos of Sobibor death camp

Berlin - Hundreds of newly discovered photographs, including some taken at the Sobibor death camp, represent a "quantum leap" in research into Nazi crimes against humanity, historians at the Berlin museum Topography of Terror said Tuesday.

Romania honours Roma Holocaust survivors

Bucharest - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis paid tribute Monday to Roma victims of the Holocaust, awarding honours to three survivors in a ceremony that marked 75 years since Auschwitz was liberated.

Born in Auschwitz, survivor says stories of atrocity must be told

Oswiecim - Her mother was so malnourished that the Nazi camp guards did not even know she was pregnant.

The history of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Warsaw - The Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau is an enduring symbol of the Holocaust.

How the world discovered the Nazi death camps

Paris - Images of what the Allies found when they liberated the first Nazi death camps towards the end of World War II brought the horror of the Holocaust to global attention.

Auschwitz survivors to issue warning 75 years after liberation

Oswiecim - Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a dwindling number of elderly Holocaust survivors will gather at the former German Nazi death camp on Monday to honour its over 1.

Dutch govt offers first apology for WWII persecution of Jews

Den Haag - Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday made the Netherlands' first government apology for the war-time persecution of Jews.

Rothschild heir accuses Vienna of 'perpetuating' Nazi laws: reports

Vienna - A member of the Rothschild family is suing the city of Vienna, accusing it of "perpetuating" Nazi laws by plundering the Jewish banking family's foundation, media reports said Saturday.

Survivors, dignitaries to mark Auschwitz liberation 75 years on

Warsaw - Elderly Holocaust survivors will gather in Auschwitz on Monday, some for the last time, to mark 75 years since Soviet troops liberated the death camp where Nazi Germany killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews.

In Greece, children of the Holocaust speak out at last

Athens - "I celebrated my seventh birthday inside the camp of Bergen-Belsen with a piece of bread and sticks for candles," recalls 83-year-old Lola Angel, one of the few Greek Jews left to remember the horror of Nazi concentration camps.

The last survivors: growing old with memories of Auschwitz

Jerusalem - As he looks at pictures of his parents and sisters who perished in Auschwitz, Szmul Icek begins to tremble, tears clouding his eyes.

Poland pushes for Nazi camp in Austria to be remembered

Langenstein - As the world marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of a swathe of Nazi concentration camps, the hitherto neglected site of the Gusen camp in northern Austria has become a bone of contention, with the Polish government demanding it be better pres...

'I am here': Holocaust survivors mark Auschwitz liberation

Jerusalem - Their faces lined by age and haunting memories, about 100 Holocaust survivors joined political leaders Thursday in Jerusalem to recall the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp 75 years ago.

In Albania, a film follows communism's star-crossed lovers

Gjirokast - Inside the stone walls of a 13th-century fortress, Albanian and Russian actors are striving to re-enact a little-known but troubling chapter of their shared history for the big screen.
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