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Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found in Norway

Munich - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

'Swedish Schindler' declared dead by his homeland

Stockholm - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II, was finally declared dead by his homeland on Monday over 70 years after disappearing into the hands of the Soviet Union.

Tiny wooden clog charm resurfaces at Auschwitz

Varsovia - A tiny carved wooden clog that once belonged to a woman the Nazis deported to the Auschwitz death camp has been rediscovered after more than 70 years, a local foundation told AFP on Thursday.

German trial of Auschwitz medic, 96, collapses

Berlin - Germany's trial of a 96-year-old former Nazi medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp has collapsed, a court spokesman said Thursday.

Virtual reality helps net last Auschwitz criminals

Munich - Slipping on a virtual reality headset, the indelible images come into view: the steel rails, the imposing brick gatehouse, the rows of identical barracks, the gas chambers, the crematoria.

Sombre Ukraine marks 75 years since Nazi slaughter of Jews

Kiev - A sombre Ukraine on Thursday marked 75 years since the Nazis slaughtered 34,000 Jews on the outskirts of Kiev during one of the worst single massacres of the Holocaust.

Kiev's last survivor of Nazi 'path to death' at Babi Yar

Kiev - "We were gathered here, and sent along 'the path to death'," says Raisa Maistrenko, pointing to a Kiev ravine that 75 years ago witnessed one of the worst atrocities of World War II.

Trial of Auschwitz medic, 95, halted as anger mounts

Neubrandenburg - A German court Monday once again suspended the trial of a 95-year-old former medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp, in a new setback for a case where a string of delays has sparked anger.

World's oldest man turns 113, readies for Bar Mitzvah

Jerusalem - The world's oldest man turned 113 on Thursday and the Holocaust survivor living in Israel readied for the Bar Mitzvah he was denied a century ago, his family said.

Ex-Auschwitz medic, 95, goes on trial in Germany

Berlin - A 95-year-old former medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp went on trial in Germany on Monday, accused of more than 3,600 counts of accessory to murder.

Mickey Mouse figurine resurfaces near Auschwitz

Varsovia - A porcelain Mickey Mouse figurine that once belonged to a child the Nazis deported to the Auschwitz death camp has been rediscovered after more than 70 years, a local foundation told AFP on Friday.

Warsaw seeks jail time for 'Polish' death camps term

Varsovia - Poland's rightwing government on Tuesday said it would seek fines or jail terms of up to three years against anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish.

Rescued violins bring back Holocaust 'escape' tales

Telavi - Tucking the violin beneath his chin, the instrument's wood glistening under the packed auditorium's spotlights, Guy Braunstein's hand trembled from the weight of history.

Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies

Jerusalem - Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor, writer and Nobel peace laureate who worked to keep alive the memory of Jews slaughtered during World War II, has died aged 87, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust center said.

Netanyahu says Iran 'preparing another Holocaust'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Sunday a Tehran anti-Israel cartoon contest themed around the Holocaust, accusing Iran of denying and belittling it as well as "preparing another Holocaust.

Thousands march at Auschwitz to honour victims

Oswiecim - Thousands of young Jews from 40 nations marched alongside a handful of Holocaust survivors and Polish teenagers Thursday in homage to the victims of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

Holocaust survivors finally get coming-of-age blessing

Jerusalem - Fifty holocaust survivors who were prevented from getting a traditional Jewish coming-of-age ceremony finally received it during an emotional event at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday.

Holocaust survivor Martin Gray dies in Belgium

Brussels - Best-selling author and Holocaust survivor Martin Gray has died in Belgium aged 93, a local official told AFP on Monday.

Nazi-era Jewish remains laid to rest in Hungary

Budapest - The remains of Jews murdered during World War II and found in the Danube river in 2011 were buried in Budapest on Friday, laying to rest a long-running saga over their identity and cause of death.

Austria museum settles feud over Nazi-looted art

Vienna - Vienna's famous Leopold Museum on Thursday settled a long-running feud over five Nazi-plundered drawings by Austrian painter Egon Schiele with the descendants of the works' Jewish former owner.

Anne Frank Dutch 'escape bunker' game under fire

Den Haag - A Dutch adventure company has come under fire for a tourist attraction challenging visitors to escape from a bunker that includes a secret annexe built to look like the Amsterdam apartment where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis with her family.

Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Jerusalem - Yisrael Kristal survived two world wars and the Holocaust but doesn't consider himself particularly remarkable, despite being named the world's oldest living man Friday at age 112.

Holocaust haunts Lithuanians as painful past comes to light

Vilnius - Lithuanians are taking an agonising closer look at their forefathers' role in killing Jewish neighbours during the Holocaust, a dark chapter of the Baltic country's history that was hidden for decades.

Auschwitz museum launches 'Polish death camps' text corrector

Varsovia - The Auschwitz museum on Tuesday launched a multi-lingual computer application that writers can use to avoid the mistake of referring to Nazi German death camps as being "Polish".

Romania struggles to confront Holocaust past

Bucharest - More than 70 years after the Holocaust, the suffering of survivors in Romania is often overlooked or played down, even if the country has taken some steps towards recognising what happened, historians and survivors say.

Israel releases Eichmann plea letter on Holocaust day

Jerusalem - Israel made public on Wednesday a decades-old handwritten plea from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for clemency for his role in the Holocaust, dated just two days before he was executed.

Merkel opens Holocaust art expo with anti-Semitism warning

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday opened a major exhibition featuring works by Jewish concentration camp prisoners, as she pledged to combat a feared rise in anti-Semitism in Germany linked to a record influx of refugees.

Israeli Holocaust survivor could be world's oldest man: Guinness

Jerusalem - An Israeli Holocaust survivor may be the world's oldest man at 112, Guinness World Records said Thursday, providing he can find the documents to prove it.

Ex-Auschwitz medic, 95, to stand trial on February 29

Berlin - A 95-year-old former medic at the Auschwitz death camp will go on trial next month on at least 3,681 counts of accessory to murder, German authorities said Monday.

Former Auschwitz guard, 93, faces trial in Germany: court

Berlin - A 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard will go on trial in February, charged with at least 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, a German court said Monday.
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Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
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Holocaust survivor reunited with rescuer.
Holocaust survivor reunited with rescuer.
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The front cover of the book Marking Humanity
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A French court upheld a ban on a show by French comedian Dieudonne M Bala M Bala  also known as just...
A French court upheld a ban on a show by French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, also known as just "Dieudonne", accused of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims
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Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at We...
Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at Weimar (Buchenwald), Germany, taken by the 3rd U.S. Army. Prisoners of all nationalities were tortured and killed. 04/14/1945.
Photographer: Pfc. W. Chichersky. (Army)
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin will on Tuesday inaugura...
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin will on Tuesday inaugurate a Warsaw museum chronicling the vibrant 1,000-year history of Poland's Jewish community, all but wiped out during the Holocaust
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A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
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Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp  May/June 1944
Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp, May/June 1944
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People gathering at the Menorah Memorial in Kielce for the 65th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom
People gathering at the Menorah Memorial in Kielce for the 65th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom
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General Dwight Eisenhower and other high ranking U.S. Army officers view the bodies of prisoners who were killed during the evacuation of Ohrdruf, while on a tour of the newly liberated concentration camp. Photo taken: April 12, 1945
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Sobibor was a Nazi German extermination camp located on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór  Lubli...
Sobibor was a Nazi German extermination camp located on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór, Lublin Voivodeship of occupied Poland
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A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
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German Ekkeheart Gurlitt, cousin of art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, gestures during an interview in Barcelona, November 7, 2013
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Train to Nazi extermination camps
The house of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt is pictured in Salzburg November 6  2013
The house of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt is pictured in Salzburg November 6, 2013
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A view of an apartment building in Munich, November 10, 2013, where it is believed that German customs discovered 1,406 missing artworks with a value up to one billion euros ($1.34 billion). Cornelius Gurlitt was sitting on at least part of the collection of his father Hildebrand, who worked for the Nazis selling art branded "degenerate" that was taken from museums or stolen or extorted from Jews fleeing the Holocaust.
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General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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