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This week’s releases include the latest adventures of the web-slinging hero; a John Waters classic; a few horror staples; a new dark fairy tale series; some great double features; a Charlie Chaplin masterpiece; and a true crime drama.

Austria's oldest Holocaust survivor dies at 106

Vienna - The oldest Austrian Holocaust survivor, who lived through four concentration camps, has died at the age of 106, Vienna's Jewish Community organisation (IKG) said Friday.

In Belgrade, a struggle to excavate an urban Nazi camp

Belgrade - Moments after she was born in a wartime Nazi concentrationcamp in Belgrade, Estera Bajer was furtively smuggled out in a bag.

US senators want Poland to pay Jews for Nazi property thefts

Washington - US senators are urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to encourage Poland to pay victims of Nazi property thefts, a move that earned praise from Jewish groups but risked antagonizing Poland's pro-American administration.

'Forgotten' Roma Holocaust marked at Auschwitz ceremony

Oswiecim - Roma and Jewish Holocaust survivors gathered at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday to mark 75 years since a massacre of Roma and Sinti people at the twin German death camps.

Kazimierz Albin, early Auschwitz prisoner, dies in Poland

Warsaw - Kazimierz Albin, the last survivor of the first convoy of prisoners sent by the Nazis to the Auschwitz death camp has died at the age of 96, the camp museum said on Tuesday.

Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz doctor Mengele, dies in Poland

Warsaw - Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of Auschwitz and the death camp's infamous doctor Josef Mengele, has passed away in Poland during a trip to the Holocaust site, sources said.

Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz doctor Mengele, dies in Poland

Warsaw - Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of Auschwitz and the death camp's infamous doctor Josef Mengele, has passed away in Poland during a trip to the Holocaust site, sources said.

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies

Jerusalem - Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday.

Israel comes to a halt to commemorate the Holocaust

Jerusalem - Israelis stopped their cars and stood still, often with heads bowed, for two minutes Thursday for the country's annual commemoration of the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

Thousands mourn revered Israeli rabbi and Holocaust survivor

Jerusalem - Thousands attended the funeral Sunday for a revered Israeli rabbi and Holocaust survivor known for his especially brutal treatment at the hands of the Nazis and his efforts to memorialise the genocide's victims.

Eichmann's captor, Israeli ex-spy Rafi Eitan dead at 92: media

Jerusalem - Former Mossad spy Rafi Eitan, who commanded the audacious 1960 capture of top Nazi Adolf Eichmann, died on Saturday aged 92, Israeli public radio announced.

Eichmann's captor, Israeli ex-spy Rafi Eitan dead at 92: media

Jerusalem - Former Mossad spy Rafi Eitan, who commanded the audacious 1960 capture of top Nazi Adolf Eichmann, died on Saturday aged 92, Israeli public radio announced.

Croatia's Serbs, Jews to snub WWII death camp memorial

Zagreb - Croatia's Serbs and Jews said Tuesday they would snub for the fourth straight year a commemoration for the victims of the country's notorious World War II death camp saying the authorities tolerate pro-Nazi ideology.

Belarus uncovers mass grave at WWII Jewish ghetto site

Brest - Construction on the site of a former Jewish ghetto in a Belarusian city has unearthed the remains of hundreds of people in WWII-era mass graves, prompting many locals to oppose a planned residential building.

Israeli minister not backing down over Polish remarks

Jerusalem - Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Thursday refused to apologise for allegations he made that Poles are anti-Semitic and many of them collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.

Poland says may withdraw from summit as Israel row escalates

Warsaw - Poland warned on Monday it may pull out of a summit of central European nations in Jerusalem this week, after comments by Israel's new foreign minister accusing Poles of anti-Semitism.

Israel says Netanyahu 'misquoted' after Poland Holocaust protest

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office insisted Friday the Israeli leader had not implicated all Poles in the Holocaust, after Warsaw demanded clarifications on his reported comments.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Jewish Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary's Jews

Budapest - As the world prepares to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, Hungarian Jews find themselves divided in a bitter dispute over the long-delayed opening of a new Holocaust museum in Budapest.

Last survivor of WWII raid on Rome's Jewish Ghetto dies

Rome - The last survivor of the 1943 Nazi raid on the Rome Ghetto, in which more than 1,000 Jews were taken away to concentration camps, has died aged 91, the Italian Jewish community said Friday.

Netanyahu warns Jews still under threat

Vilnius - Israel's prime minister said on Sunday that Jews were still at risk even decades after the Holocaust as he wrapped up a groundbreaking visit to Lithuania, a Baltic state once home to his forefathers.

Netanyahu honours Holocaust victims, ancestors in Lithuania

Vilnius - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday paid tribute to Holocaust victims and Lithuanians who saved Jews during a historic visit to the Baltic EU state, the homeland of his ancestors.

Israeli president urges Croatia to 'deal with past'

Jasenovac - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday urged Croatia to "deal with its past" while paying respect to the victims of the Balkan country's most brutal World War II death camp.

Holocaust centre slams Poland, Israel over controversial law

Jerusalem - One of the world's main Holocaust memorials on Thursday slammed an agreement between Israel and Poland over a Polish law on the World War II genocide of Jews, saying it contains "deceptions".

Claude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust film 'Shoah', dies at 92

Paris - French filmmaker and writer Claude Lanzmann, whose landmark 1985 documentary "Shoah" revealed the horrors of the Holocaust over nine hours of chilling eyewitness accounts, died in Paris on Thursday aged 92."Claude Lanzmann died at his home.

Claude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust film 'Shoah', dies at 92

Paris - French film-maker and writer Claude Lanzmann, director of the landmark Holocaust documentary "Shoah" which runs more than nine hours long, died in Paris on Thursday at the age of 92, his publisher said."Claude Lanzmann died at his home.

Poland amends controversial Holocaust law

Warsaw - Poland on Wednesday amended a controversial Holocaust law that had sparked outrage in Israel by imposing jail terms on anyone claiming the Polish government was responsible for Nazi German war crimes.

Sweden urges Holocaust memorial visits to tackle anti-Semitism

Stockholm - Sweden on Thursday said it wants as many young people as possible to visit Holocaust memorial sites to tackle anti-Semitism in the Nordic nation, where neo-Nazi activities have been intensifying in recent years.
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Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
Berthold Beitz photographed in 1972  as Chairman of the Krupp Group
Berthold Beitz photographed in 1972, as Chairman of the Krupp Group
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Laszlo Csatary world s  most wanted  Nazi war criminal leaves a Budapest court earlier in summer 201...
Laszlo Csatary world's 'most wanted' Nazi war criminal leaves a Budapest court earlier in summer 2013 just a few weeks before his death.
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Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
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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German Ekkeheart Gurlitt  cousin of art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt  gestures during an interview in B...
German Ekkeheart Gurlitt, cousin of art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, gestures during an interview in Barcelona, November 7, 2013
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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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Yad Vashem
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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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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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Memorial for Holocaust survivors - yad ve shem, Jerusalem
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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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)
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
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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Kavala holocaust memorial. Credit: Courtesy of Arie Darzi to memorialize the Jewish community in Greece. עברית: האנדרטה לזכר קורבנות השואה המוצבת בבית העלמין היהודי, בעיר קוואלה יוון
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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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Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
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General Dwight Eisenhower and other high ranking U.S. Army officers view the bodies of prisoners who...
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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