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Jewish groups voice fear over German far-right surge

Berlin - Jewish community leaders in Germany voiced alarm Monday over a surge in support for the far-right AfD in a regional election Thuringia state, just weeks after an anti-Semitic attack.

Tragedy marks Sabbath for Germany's Jewish community

Berlin - Jews in Germany prepared to mark the Sabbath Friday with their confidence in the community's miraculous rebirth shaken by the deadly anti-Semitic rampage in Halle on Yom Kippur.

German suspect admits anti-Semitic attack, far-right motive

Berlin - The German suspect in a deadly attack targeting a synagogue has admitted to the shooting rampage, confessing it was motivated by anti-Semitism and right-wing extremism, federal prosecutors said Friday amid government warnings of an "elevated" risk of f...

'They're shooting at us!': inside the Halle synagogue

Berlin - American Rebecca Blady was hoping to spend a day in retreat from the outside world, turning to fasting and worship at Yom Kippur in eastern German city Halle.

Coming home? 132,000 descendants of Spain's exiled Jews seek nationality

Madrid - More than 500 years ago, they faced a bleak choice: convert to Catholicism or be burned at the stake. The only other option was exile.

More than 132,000 Sephardic Jews apply for Spanish nationality

Madrid - Over 500 years after their descendants were expelled from Spain in 1492, more than 132,000 Jews have applied for Spanish nationality under a limited-term offer, officials said Tuesday after the deadline expired.

Poland's top rabbi slams honours for accused Nazi collaborators

Warsaw - Poland's chief rabbi on Wednesday criticised plans by the country's right-wing government to honour a group of ultra-nationalist underground fighters accused of collaborating with the Nazis during World War II.

Kazimierz Albin, early Auschwitz prisoner, dies in Poland

Warsaw - Kazimierz Albin, the last survivor of the first convoy of prisoners sent by the Nazis to the Auschwitz death camp has died at the age of 96, the camp museum said on Tuesday.

France ramps up bid to return stolen WW2 Jewish assets

Paris - The French government said on Wednesday it had launched a project to return cultural artefacts stolen from Jews in World War II.

Pompeo voices concern over German kippa warning to Jews

Berlin - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday voiced concern over a warning to Jews by a German official about the dangers of wearing the kippa skullcap in Germany in the face of rising anti-Semitic attacks.

Concerned Jews urge European voters to reject extremes

Apo - The campaign for this week's European election has raised the spectre of a surge in extreme nationalist and populist views, and no community is more concerned than the continent's Jews.

Jews slam Polish PM for calling WWII restitution a win for Hitler

Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress on Monday condemned the Polish prime minister for saying that holding Poland liable for the restitution of Jewish property seized by the Nazis during WWII would hand a "posthumous victory" to Hitler.

Rare footage of life in Warsaw Jewish ghetto shown in Poland

Warsaw - Scenes of starving Jewish children smuggling food, a dead body on the sidewalk, were captured in never-before-seen footage of Warsaw's wartime ghetto by an amateur fillmmaker in 1941.

Poland cancels Israeli visit over WWII property restitution row

Warsaw - Poland on Monday said it had scrapped a visit by Israeli officials over their intention to raise the issue of the restitution of Jewish properties seized during the Holocaust, a matter Warsaw insists is closed.

Polish far-right protests US law on Jewish restitution

Warsaw - Several thousand nationalists rallied in Warsaw on Saturday against a US law on the restitution of Jewish properties seized during the Holocaust, an issue which has surfaced ahead of parliamentary elections later this year.

Pompeo says British Labour record on anti-Semitism 'disgrace'

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday attacked the British Labour Party's record on anti-Semitism as a "national disgrace" in unusually strong criticism of the close ally's opposition.

Croatia's Serbs, Jews to snub WWII death camp memorial

Zagreb - Croatia's Serbs and Jews said Tuesday they would snub for the fourth straight year a commemoration for the victims of the country's notorious World War II death camp saying the authorities tolerate pro-Nazi ideology.

Estonia's Jews slam moves to include far-right in govt

Tallinn - Estonia's tiny Jewish community voiced concern Monday over an unprecedented move to include a far-right party in the next government of the Baltic EU state.

Strasbourg's Old Synagogue memorial damage an 'accident'

Strasbourg - Damage to a memorial marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, was caused accidentally by a motorist and was not an act of anti-Semitism, a French police source has said.

Radicalised in jail, troubled French teen who became a jihadist killer

Apo - Mehdi Nemmouche has been convicted of carrying out Europe's first terror attack by an Islamist fighter returning from the war in Syria.

UK's Labour Party torn apart by anti-Semitism row

London - Britain's main opposition Labour party is in turmoil over mounting allegations of anti-Semitism on leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn's watch -- and the party's way of dealing with the issue.

Strasbourg's Old Synagogue memorial stone hit by 'vandalism'

Strasbourg - A memorial marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, was apparently vandalised overnight, local officials said Saturday -- 11 days after a nearby Jewish cemetery was desecrated.

Vandals hit memorial stone at Strasbourg's Old Synagogue

Strasbourg - A memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, was vandalised overnight, leaders of the eastern French city said Saturday.

Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing probe

Buenos Aires - The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's former president Carlos Menem was acquitted.

Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing probe

Buenos Aires - The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's former president Carlos Menem was acquitted.

Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse by 'yellow vest' protestors

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron condemned anti-Semitic abuse of a leading intellectual by "yellow vest" protestors and said it would not be tolerated.

Pence visits Auschwitz after saying Iran plotting 'new Holocaust'

Oswiecim - US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday paid homage to victims of the Holocaust at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, a day after he accused Iranian authorities of plotting a "new Holocaust".

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Jewish Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

France's 'vile passions' resurface in anti-Jewish graffiti

Paris - Staring aghast at the swastikas scrawled over the portraits of his mother, the son of famed French Holocaust survivor Simone Veil says a recent surge in anti-Semitism reflects much larger problems. "French society is in trouble," he says.
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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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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
Railway lines at Perrache train station  Lyon France  from which many Jews were deported to Nazi dea...
Railway lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which many Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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Jews on a selection ramp at Auschwitz  are shown in this archival photo taken in May 1944
Jews on a selection ramp at Auschwitz, are shown in this archival photo taken in May 1944
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Plaque at Perrache train station  Lyon France  in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported t...
Plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem s Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in...
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.
Friends of Kehilat Bnei Torah - Har Nof
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
Memorial for the victims of  Nazi extermination camps
Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
Train to Nazi extermination camps
Train to Nazi extermination camps
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
Kristallnacht  also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass  was a pogrom or series of attacks a...
Kristallnacht, also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom or series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9–10, 1938. Photo: Germans pass broken window of Jewish-owned shop.
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Railways lines at Perrache train station  Lyon France  from which thousands of Jews were deported to...
Railways lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which thousands of Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
Reproduction of an oil painting: Pesach Seder.
Reproduction of an oil painting: Pesach Seder.
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Dedicative plaque at Perrache train station  Lyon France  in honor of the SNCF railwaymen who died f...
Dedicative plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the SNCF railwaymen who died fighting the Nazis who had invaded France during WWII

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