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Far-rightwinger's bid to run Israel Holocaust memorial stirs protest

Jerusalem - Israel's nomination of a far-right nationalist with a history of anti-Arab rhetoric to lead Yad Vashem has triggered outrage among Holocaust experts who say his leadership would "disgrace" the revered memorial.

Nuremberg preserves Nazi past, stone by stone

Nuremberg - When Nazi ruins begin to crumble, is it better for Germany to rip them down or restore them?That is the question now facing Nuremberg, site of the infamous vast marching grounds and torchlit parades immortalised by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl.

Israel to honour Poles who hid Polanski during WWII

Warsaw - Israel will on Thursday honour the Polish couple who hid Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski from the Nazis as a child, the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem said.

Most Germans knew Holocaust was happening, new film claims

Venice - A "vanishingly small number" of Germans were unaware the Holocaust was going on during World War II, the makers of a chilling new documentary said Thursday.

Continental confronts its Nazi-era horrors

Frankfurt Am Main - German car-parts maker Continental revealed Thursday that it played a key role in the Nazi war effort and used thousands of slave labourers during World War II.

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove genocide denial posts

New York - Holocaust survivors launched a campaign Wednesday in which they plan to upload daily videos to Facebook urging CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remove posts from the site that deny the Nazi genocide of Jews.

Court verdict due in trial of ex-Nazi camp guard, 93

Hamburg - A German court will give its verdict Thursday in the high-profile trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard, 93, accused of complicity in the murder of thousands of people during World War II.

'We don't want that time to be reborn': Witness in SS guard's trial speaks out

Warsaw - The pyres of burning bodies in the forests around Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp still haunt 93-year-old Marek Dunin-Wasowicz, a crucial witness in the trial of former SS guard Bruno Dey which is expected to close on Thursday.

Ex-SS guard apologises to Holocaust victims ahead of verdict

Hamburg - A 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard apologised to Holocaust victims at a Hamburg court Monday, ahead of the verdict in a high-profile trial over his complicity in World War II atrocities.

German prosecutors seek three years for former Nazi camp guard

Hamburg - German prosecutors on Monday demanded three years in jail for a 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who they said was "without a doubt" complicit in the murder of more than 5,000 people during World War II.

Former Nazi camp guard, 93, faces German court reckoning

Berlin - The prosecution's closing arguments will be heard on Monday in the trial of a 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people during World War II.

Auschwitz museum reopens to visitors after lockdown

Oswiecim - The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopened to the public on Wednesday after nearly four months under a coronavirus lockdown that forced it to appeal for funding as revenues from visitors dried up.

Auschwitz museum struggling for funds under lockdown

Warsaw - The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum was forced to launch an appeal for funding on Wednesday after two months under a coronavirus lockdown that saw revenue from visitors dry up.

The long silence of the Auschwitz cellist

Berlin - One of the last living members of the women's orchestra at Auschwitz, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, is at 95 among the most prominent survivors raising her voice against hate.But for four decades she kept her silence.

60 years on, Israel prosecutor recalls Eichmann trial

Jerusalem - Days after Israel's spectacular announcement that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured and brought to Israel for trial, Gabriel Bach was given an assignment that forever changed his life.

Living in post-Nazi Dachau: painful childhood memories

Munich - Jean Boehme still remembers the number of the Nazi concentration camp block where he lived as a child: 31C.He went to school in block 33, and recalls that a nearby watchtower was transformed into a makeshift bistro.

Pandemic forces first-ever digital Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jerusalem - Berthe Badehi, who hid from the Nazis as a child during World War II, has become one of the many Holocaust survivors confined in their homes to evade the coronavirus.

Germany marks Holocaust anniversary in shadow of virus

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pledged on Sunday to fight Holocaust denial as a trio of former Nazi concentration camps mark the 75th anniversary of their liberation in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Anne Frank's diary more relevant than ever, 75 years on

Amsterdam - A lifetime ago, a Jewish girl confided in her diary as she spent two years in isolation from the outside world in a doomed attempt to escape mortal danger.

Buchenwald concentration camp marks 75th anniversary of its liberation

Berlin - With the coronavirus pandemic wiping clean much of the calendar of public events in Germany, the memorial at the Buchenwald former concentration camp marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation on Saturday in a new way.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Almost half of the 1.3 million children murdered by the Nazi s have been named. The rest of those ch...
Almost half of the 1.3 million children murdered by the Nazi's have been named. The rest of those children are still but a memory.
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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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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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Yad Vashem
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A view of an apartment building in Munich  November 10  2013  where it is believed that German custo...
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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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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RESPECTS: Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush tour the United States Holocaust...
RESPECTS: Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush tour the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in April 2001.
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Memorial for the victims of  Nazi extermination camps
Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
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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General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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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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Kavala holocaust memorial. Credit: Courtesy of Arie Darzi to memorialize the Jewish community in Gre...
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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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
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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Holocaust survivor reunited with rescuer.
Holocaust survivor reunited with rescuer.
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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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Train to Nazi extermination camps
Train to Nazi extermination camps
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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