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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.

US museum debuts first 3-D holograms of Holocaust survivors

Chicago - Seated onstage at a museum near Chicago, Adina Sella talks about her life as a Holocaust survivor.A group of young school kids is entranced -- all the more so because Sella is not actually there.

'Nazi grandma' sentenced to six months in jail in Germany

Berlin - A German court on Monday sentenced an 88-year-old "Nazi grandma" to six months in jail, the fifth in a string of similar convictions for the repeat Holocaust denier.

Holocaust-denying Belgian ex-MP ordered to visit Nazi camps

Brussels - A Belgian ex-MP convicted for Holocaust denial was ordered by a Brussels court on Wednesday to visit former Nazi concentration camps and write about the experience as part of his sentence.

German court drops case against ailing Auschwitz medic

Berlin - A German court on Tuesday said it had dropped a case against a 96-year-old former medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp because he suffers from dementia, ending one of the last high-profile Nazi prosecutions.

World's oldest man dead in Israel at 113: media

Jerusalem - Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died on Friday aged 113, Israeli media reported.

Czechs strike deal to move pig farm from Roma Holocaust site

Prague - The Czech government said Monday it had struck a deal to move a pig farm from the site of a former Nazi concentration camp where hundreds of Roma perished during World War II.

Family of 'Swedish Schindler' sues Russia's security service

Moscow - The family of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II before disappearing under Soviet rule, are suing Russia's security service for access to its files, their lawyer said Thursday.

US lawmaker apologizes for his video shot at Auschwitz

Washington - A US congressman apologized Wednesday for recording a video while visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

Activists demand removal of pig farm from Roma Holocaust site

Lety - Anti-racism activists from across Europe on Saturday demanded the removal of a pig farm from a Holocaust memorial site where hundreds of Roma perished in a Nazis concentration camp during World War II.

Anti-fascists, Jews boycott Croatia memorial at WWII death camp

Jasenovac - Croatia honoured on Sunday the victims of its most brutal World War II death camp, an event again snubbed by ethnic Serbs, Jews and anti-fascists who accuse authorities of tolerating a pro-Nazi ideology.

Trump spokesman apologizes for 'insensitive' Hitler reference

Washington - White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for "insensitive" remarks in which he seemed to favorably compare Adolf Hitler's actions during the Holocaust to atrocities carried out now by strongman Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ puts humanity at the forefront of war Special

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ is a WWII narrative that focuses on a female perspective of the war and the sacrifices they made in fighting back.

Greek Jewish community hails citizenship decision

Atenas - Greece's Jewish community hailed on Saturday lawmakers' decision to allow descendants of Holocaust survivors to apply for Greek citizenship.

Croatia Jews to snub WWII death commemoration — again

Zagreb - Croatian Jews said Friday they would boycott for the second consecutive year a commemoration for victims of the country's most notorious World War II camp, blaming authorities for failing to react to a pro-Nazi ideology revival.

Hollywood stars in Warsaw for Holocaust biopic set in zoo

Varsovia - Hollywood stars on Tuesday hit the red carpet in Warsaw for a gala screening of a film about a Polish couple who risked their lives to hide hundreds of Jews in a zoo during World War II.

Stolen 'Work will set you free' gate returned to Dachau

Dachau - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free"), stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, was returned to the site Wednesday.

Germany's AfD moves to expel state leader for Nazi guilt comment

Berlin - Germany's rightwing populist AfD Monday moved to expel a state leader who argued the country should turn the page on its World War II guilt, exposing a deepening rift within the party.

Germany Holocaust events marred by spat with rightwing MP

Berlin - German Holocaust remembrance events were marred Friday by an ugly spat with a rightwing populist politician who has argued that the country should focus less on its World War II guilt.

German right-wing lawmaker barred from Holocaust event

Berlin - A German right-wing populist politician was barred Friday from a Holocaust memorial event after he sparked outrage by arguing his country should focus less on its guilt over the Nazi past.

Germany remembers Nazis' 'euthanasia' victims

Berlin - Germany on Friday marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a tribute to the 300,000 ill and disabled people killed under the Nazis' "euthanasia" programme, who are often seen as forgotten victims of that era.

Populist who called to end Nazi guilt can stay: German party

Berlin - German rightwing populist party AfD decided Monday not to expel a leading member over a speech criticising Berlin's Holocaust memorial and urging the country to stop atoning for its Nazi past.

Outrage over German populist's call to end Nazi guilt

Berlin - A leading member of German right-wing populist party AfD sparked an outcry Wednesday by criticising the Holocaust memorial in Berlin and calling for the country to stop atoning for its Nazi past.

Nazi war criminal Brunner 'died in Syria basement in 2001'

Paris - Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, responsible for the deaths of an estimated 130,000 Jews, died in 2001 at the age of 89, locked up in a squalid Damascus basement, a French magazine reported Wednesday.

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found in Norway

Munich - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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
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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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Memorial for the victims of  Nazi extermination camps
Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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Memorial for Holocaust survivors - yad ve shem, Jerusalem
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The front cover of the book Marking Humanity
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Berthold Beitz photographed in 1972, as Chairman of the Krupp Group
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