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Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims

Jerusalem - Israelis came to a halt throughout the country Thursday to observe two minutes of solemn silence as a siren blared, marking the annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold, 104, recalls the Anschluss

Salzburg - "Even before the Anschluss, Austrians had the Nazi symbol hidden under their lapels," says Marko Feingold, the oldest living Austrian survivor of the Holocaust.

Polish officials heading to Israel for talks on Holocaust law

Jerusalem - A high-level Polish government delegation will travel to Israel on Wednesday to hear the Jewish state's objections to a controversial Holocaust law, the Israeli foreign ministry said.

Polish Holocaust rescuers urge dialogue with Israel amid row

Warsaw - Some of the last surviving Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust called for dialogue and reconciliation between Poland and Israel on Monday, amid an unprecedented row over a law making it illegal to attribute Nazi crimes to the Polish state.

EU's Tusk warns Poland against 'anti-semitic excesses'

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk warned Poland on Friday against "anti-semitic excesses" and other behaviour that risked ruining Warsaw's global standing.

Poland fans row with Israel over Holocaust bill

Warsaw - Poland's government had hoped the uproar over its new Holocaust bill would quickly die down, but by mentioning supposed "Jewish perpetrators" Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has reignited a row with Israel.

Polish press raps PM over Holocaust remark

Warsaw - Commentators in Poland were scathing Monday over the prime minister's remarks about "Jewish perpetrators" of the Holocaust which drew Israel's fury and exacerbated a spat with the Jewish state.

Poland defends PM over Holocaust remark denounced by Israel

Warsaw - Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "unacceptable" and tantamount to denying the Holocaust.

Netanyahu to Polish PM: Holocaust comment 'unacceptable'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told his Polish counterpart that his remarks on "Jewish perpetrators of the Holocaust" were unacceptable and unfounded, Netanyahu's office said.

Poland defends PM's Holocaust remark

Warsaw - Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "outrageous" and amounted to denying the Holocaust.

Netanyahu slams 'outrageous' Holocaust remark by Polish PM

Munich - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday lashed out at "outrageous" remarks by his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki, who said the Holocaust had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as Polish.

France hits out at Poland's 'ill advised' Holocaust law

Paris - France criticised on Wednesday Poland's new law that makes it illegal to attribute Nazi crimes to the Polish state, describing it as an "ill-advised" move.

US 'disappointed' by signing of Holocaust law in Poland

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it was "disappointed" that Poland's President Andrzej Duda signed a law making it illegal to attribute Nazi crimes to the Polish state.

Israel says hopes for changes to Polish Holocaust law

Jerusalem - Israel said Tuesday it still hoped for amendments to a controversial Holocaust bill signed into law earlier in the day by Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Polish PM says solving Israel diplomatic row is 'do or die' task

Markowa - Poland's prime minister on Friday said that finding a way out of a diplomatic row with Israel and the US triggered by Warsaw's controversial Holocaust bill was a "do or die moment" for him.

Israel voices dismay over Polish Holocaust bill

Jerusalem - Israel expressed dismay on Thursday after the Polish senate passed a controversial bill on the Holocaust, perceived by the Jewish state as enabling a distortion of history.

US 'concerned' over controversial Polish Holocaust law

Washington - The United States on Wednesday said a controversial bill before Poland's parliament that sets fines and jail terms for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish could undermine free speech.

Auschwitz survivor warns German parliament of hate's return

Berlin - A 92-year-old Holocaust survivor warned Wednesday against rising anti-Semitism in Europe in the first ceremony marking the liberation of Auschwitz in the German parliament since the far right won seats last year.

Israel's Holocaust memorial honours 'righteous' Poles amid row

Jerusalem - Israel's Yad Vashem memorial on Tuesday awarded a posthumous medal for heroism to three Poles who risked their lives to protect Jewish neighbours during the Nazi Holocaust.

Poland president to review Holocaust bill after Israeli concern

Warsaw - Poland's president on Sunday promised to review a new bill regarding the Holocaust and the definition of Nazi death camps, after the measure sparked a diplomatic row with Israel.

Israel summons Polish envoy over Holocaust bill

Jerusalem - Israel summoned a top Polish diplomat on Sunday to express concerns over legislation Warsaw was advancing regarding the Holocaust and the definition of Nazi death camps.

Israel, Poland in row over Holocaust bill

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Poland on Saturday of denying history with a bill outlawing any reference to the Nazi death camps in the country as being Polish."The law is baseless. I strongly oppose it.

Pig farm to be removed from Roma Holocaust site

Prague - A pig farm will be removed from a Holocaust memorial site in the Czech Republic where hundreds of Roma perished in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, a European anti-racism group has announced.

Jerusalem Holocaust exhibition shows power, danger of pictures

Jerusalem - In the heart of Israel's Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, pictures glorifying Hitler and dehumanising Jews are displayed alongside harrowing images of Jewish ghettos and the liberation of death camps.

Abe visits memorial to 'Japanese Schindler' in Lithuania

Kaunas - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited a memorial to a Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas from war-torn Lithuania, in defiance of Tokyo.

Abe to pay tribute to Japan's Schindler in Lithuania

Kaunas - A Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas to allow them to escape war-torn Lithuania will be hailed by Japan's premier, decades after defying Tokyo to help the refugees.

Jewish trove hidden from Nazis, Soviets gives up its secrets

Vilnius - For decades, a confessional in a church in Lithuania's capital Vilnius kept a precious secret: a trove of documents offering an unprecedented glimpse into Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust.

Far-right Dutch party drops polls hopeful for praising revisionist

Den Haag - Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders Friday withdrew a leading candidate for his Freedom Party (PVV) in next year's local elections after he praised British historian David Irving, who was briefly jailed for denying the Holocaust.

Activists taunt AfD politician with mini Holocaust memorial

Berlin - A group of activists on Wednesday unveiled a replica of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial secretly erected outside the home of a far-right AfD politician who has urged Germany to stop atoning for Nazi guilt.

Secret Holocaust-era archive on display in Poland

Warsaw - Eight decades ago, Jewish archivists facing death in the Warsaw Ghetto hid a trove of documents they hoped would bear testimony to the sufferings of the Holocaust.
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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
Train to Nazi extermination camps
Train to Nazi extermination camps
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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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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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)
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.
Ernst Hofmann or Bernhard Walte
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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The front cover of the book Marking Humanity
The front cover of the book Marking Humanity
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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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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 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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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
Emmanuel Dyan
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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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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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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Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
Barbed wire at the Buchenwald concentration camp
Lars K Jensen
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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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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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
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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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