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Munich opts for controversial Holocaust memorial compromise

Berlin - Munich Wednesday gave its approval for plaques for individual Holocaust victims to be installed throughout the German city but upheld a ban on Europe's biggest memorial project after months of anguished debate.

Nazi hunter reports Danish man to police over war crimes

Copenhage - A top Nazi hunter on Tuesday filed a police complaint against a 90-year-old Danish man for allegedly working as a guard in a Belarus concentration camp during World War II."Unfortunately the justice ministry chose not to deal with this ...

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' appeals German verdict

Berlin - A former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has appealed a four-year jail sentence handed down to him last week, his legal team said Monday.

Jewish groups hail Auschwitz verdict, urge more trials

Deutschland - Jewish groups welcomed the conviction Wednesday of a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and urged justice authorities to maintain pressure on ageing war criminals.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' sentenced to four years in jail

L - A German court Wednesday sentenced a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" to four years in jail, in what was expected to be one of the last Holocaust trials.

Verdict due in German trial of 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Deutschland - A verdict is due Wednesday in the case of a former SS officer known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, expected to be one of the last German trials of its kind.

'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' says very sorry ahead of German verdict

Deutschland - A former SS officer known as the 'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' said he was "very sorry" for his time stationed at the Nazi death camp, ahead of a verdict in Germany expected Wednesday.

Prosecutors seek 3.5 years' jail for 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Deutschland - German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were seeking three and a half years' jail for a former SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz".

Health problems delay 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial

Deutschland - Closing arguments expected in the German trial of a former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" were postponed Thursday due to the ill health of the 94-year-old defendant.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', survivor testify as trial nears end

Deutschland - A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a German courtroom Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict.

France approves $60 mn compensation over Nazi rail deportations

Paris - French MPs on Wednesday approved a landmark deal with the United States in which France agreed to pay $60 million in overall compensation to foreign nationals deported to Nazi death camps on French trains in World War II.

Israel's Netanyahu says boycott efforts recall Nazi Germany

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a Palestinian-led campaign to boycott Israeli goods was reminiscent of Nazi Germany's campaign against Jews.

Eichmann wife visited him in Israel before hanging: Archives

Jerusalem - Newly-released official documents on Monday shed light on a secret visit to Israel by the wife of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann a month before his execution in 1962.

Many Holocaust survivors live in poverty: U.S. diplomat

Prague - A substantial number of the 500,000 Holocaust survivors worldwide are suffering from poverty and need urgent help to live a dignified life in their last years, an advisor to the U.S. secretary of state said Wednesday.

Flemish nationalist leader De Wever disowns WWII Nazi collaboration

Brussels - Right-wing Flanders leader Bart De Wever has disowned Flemish nationalist collaboration with the Nazis in World War II, still a hugely sensitive issue in a sharply divided Belgium.

Berlin Holocaust Memorial a top tourist draw 10 years on

Berlin - Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, controversial when it opened 10 years ago, has become one of the city's top tourist draws and confounded fears it would be a target of neo-Nazi protesters.

Merkel in anti-Semitism warning as marks Nazi camp's liberation

Dachau - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Sunday that society must "never close its eyes" to anti-Semitism as she joined Holocaust survivors to mark 70 years since the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.

Nazi camp survivor recalls liberation of Dachau, 70 years on

Berlin - French former World War II deportee Clement Quentin had lost all hope and was simply "waiting to die" when US forces liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau on April 29, 1945.

Warsaw urges Mattel to recall game over 'Nazi Poland' term

Varsovia - Poland on Friday said it has demanded that US toy producer Mattel recall the party game "Apples to Apples" for using the erroneous term "Nazi Poland," as Warsaw had never collaborated with Hitler.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' describes 'orderly' death camp at trial

Berlin - The trial of German former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", heard horrific descriptions Wednesday of the Nazi death camp, from prisoners' arrivals to grisly "medical" experiments.

Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

Berlin - Former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his German trial began Tuesday.

German court to try 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 93

Berlin - A former Nazi death camp officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" goes on trial in Germany Tuesday, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims' relatives expected in the courtroom.

German minister warns against xenophobia

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister warned Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

US envoy apologises to Poland over FBI chief's Holocaust claim

Varsovia - The US ambassador to Warsaw apologised Sunday after being summoned by the foreign ministry over comments by the head of the FBI that Poland shared responsibility for the Holocaust with Germany.

Holocaust descendants in US sue France's railway over 'genocide'

Washington - Descendants of Holocaust victims have filed a US lawsuit claiming France's national railway seized the property of tens of thousands of Jews and others sent to Nazi concentration camps.

Thousands march at Auschwitz in memory of Holocaust dead

Oswiecim - Thousands of young Jews from Israel and across the globe marched alongside Polish teenagers Thursday in memory of Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

Israelis stand in silent tribute to Holocaust dead

Jerusalem - Israeli Jews stood in silence as sirens wailed across the country on Thursday marking Holocaust memorial day and 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps.

Defying death in the Holocaust for a sister

- Suzanna Braun, who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust and defied death at least three times, believes she survived because of her determination to save her sister -- and some divine intervention.The first time she beat death was sheer luck.

Voices of Holocaust survivors fading, 70 years on

Washington - Holocaust survivor Albert Garih has recounted his traumatic experience during World War II countless times. But as the 76 year old ages, he acknowledges he doesn't have much longer to share his powerful story.

More secrets may lurk at suspected Nazi hideout in Argentina

Buenos Aires - An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said more dark secrets may be buried there.
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Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
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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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A screenshot of Urban Outfitters online catalog shows a t-shirt that features Holocaust imagery.
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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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Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp, May/June 1944
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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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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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People gathering at the Menorah Memorial in Kielce for the 65th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom
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The house of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt is pictured in Salzburg November 6, 2013
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Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
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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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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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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.
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