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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.

Ex-Auschwitz medic, 95, fit to stand trial: German court

Berlin - A 95-year-old former medic at the Auschwitz death camp is fit to stand trial for at least 3,681 counts of accessory to murder, a German appeals court ruled Tuesday, overturning an earlier verdict.Hubert Z.

Holocaust documents trove unearthed in Budapest apartment

Budapest - A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during World War II, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their Budapest apartment.

Iconic flag from Jewish Holocaust ship on sale

Jerusalem - The flag of an iconic ship that sought to take Jewish Holocaust survivors to Israel is to be sold for at least $100,000 in Jerusalem, the auction house confirmed Sunday.

Holocaust-denying 'Nazi grandma' gets 10 months in jail

Berlin - A German court has sentenced an 87-year-old grandmother to 10 months in jail for Holocaust denial after a trial in which she insisted that Auschwitz was "not historically proven" to be a death camp.

Germany stresses Holocaust responsibility after Israel PM's claim

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday stressed its inherent responsibility for the Holocaust, after Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu stirred controversy by claiming that a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea of exterminating Jews.

Netanyahu denies exonerating Hitler of Holocaust blame

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backtracked Wednesday on his claim that a Palestinian religious leader gave Adolf Hitler the idea to exterminate Jews after widespread controversy and a flood of online mockery.

Outcry as 9/11 conspiracy theorist joins Greek government

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked his nationalist coalition partners for an explanation Wednesday after outrage erupted over his appointment of a minister notorious for anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks.

Ex-Auschwitz worker, 91, accused of complicity in 260,000 WWII murders

Berlin - A 91-year-old woman who worked at Auschwitz has been accused of complicity in the murders of at least 260,000 Jews during World War II, the German news agency DPA said Monday.

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.
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