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Danish imam charged over call to kill Jews

Stockholm - Danish prosecutors on Tuesday charged an imam with calling for the killing of Jews in the first case of its kind in the Nordic nation and which sparked political outrage.

Danish imam charged over call to kill Jews

Stockholm - Danish prosecutors on Tuesday charged an imam with calling for the killing of Jews in the first case of its kind in the Nordic nation and which sparked political outrage.

Dutch King, Lithuanian president honour unsung Holocaust hero

Kaunas - Lithuania's president and the King of the Netherlands on Friday unveiled a special light installation dedicated to a Dutch diplomat credited with saving over 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

Canada orders review of Paris bombing suspect's extradition

Ottawa - Canada's justice minister on Wednesday ordered an independent review of the extradition of a Lebanese-Canadian academic to France where he was wanted in a deadly 1980 Paris synagogue bombing.

Erdogan compares Israel's Gaza 'brutality' to Nazi persecution of Jews

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday compared Israel's actions against the Palestinians in Gaza to the Nazi persecution of the Jews in World War II.

German music award scrapped as national anti-Semitism row rages

Berlin - Organisers of a major German music prize scrapped their main award Wednesday due to an anti-Semitism row as thousands of Germans rallied in solidarity with Jews after a spate of shocking hate crimes.

Jewish leader warns against wearing kippa on German streets

Berlin - The head of Germany's Jewish community said Tuesday that Jews should avoid wearing religious symbols in the country due to a heightened risk of targeted attacks.

Jewish leader warns against wearing kippa on German streets

Berlin - The head of Germany's Jewish community said Tuesday that Jews should avoid wearing religious symbols in the country due to a heightened risk of targeted attacks.

French Muslims blast anti-Semitism letter as attack on Islam

Paris - A French manifesto calling for certain passages of the Koran to be removed on the grounds of rising anti-Semitism sparked anger Monday from Muslims who said their religion was being unfairly "put on trial".

Poland honours Warsaw Jews' uprising amid tension over Holocaust law

Warsaw - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday honoured the young Jews who launched the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis 75 years ago, but also used the occasion to reject claims that Poles had a hand in the Holocaust.

Daffodils to mark 75 years after Warsaw ghetto uprising

Warsaw - Sirens will sound and paper daffodils will fill the streets of the Polish capital on Thursday to mark 75 years since hundreds of young Jews took up arms against Nazi German forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

75 years after the Warsaw ghetto's end, the dead live on in memory

Warsaw - At 86 years old and the last remaining member of her family, Krystyna Budnicka has made it her mission to recount how she survived the Warsaw ghetto in order to keep her loved ones' memory alive.

Court upholds Jean-Marie Le Pen fine for Holocaust comment

Paris - France's top appeals court upheld a 30,000-euro fine Tuesday against former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen for dismissing the Nazi gas chambers as a "detail" of history.

Two charged with anti-Semitic murder of elderly French Jewish woman

Paris - Two people have been charged with the murder of an 85-year-old French Jewish woman, who was stabbed and whose body was then set alight in a crime being treated as anti-Semitic, a judicial source said Tuesday.

UK Jewish leaders slam Corbyn for 'siding with anti-Semites'

London - Leaders of British Jewry blasted opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an extraordinary letter on Monday, saying he had sided with anti-Semites "again and again" and now "enough is enough".

Historians accuse France of 'censorship' in far-right writer row

Paris - Ten members of a French committee that annually produces a book commemorating significant historical events collectively resigned on Wednesday, accusing the government of "censorship" for removing a reference to far-right author Charles Maurras.

Macedonia commemorates deportation of thousands of Jews

Skopje - Hundreds of people marched in Macedonia on Monday, alongside the Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and other dignitaries, to mark the 75th anniversary of a massive deportation of Jews in World War II.

Spain extends citizenship law for Sephardic Jews

Madrid - Spain said Friday it would extend by one year a law that makes it easier for descendants of Jews who were forced to flee five centuries ago during the Inquisition to get citizenship.

Polish president 'sorry' for Jewish persecution in 1968

Warsaw - Poland's president on Thursday apologised to Jews chased abroad 50 years ago during the communist regime's anti-Semitic campaign, in a move applauded by the Jewish community and seemingly meant to reduce tension with Israel and the US.

Polish president 'sorry' for Jewish persecution in 1968

Warsaw - Poland's president on Thursday apologised to Jews chased out of the country 50 years ago during the communist regime's anti-Semitic campaign, as Warsaw faces criticism over its new Holocaust law.

Poland says Warsaw Ghetto museum to show warm ties with Jews

Warsaw - Poland's right-wing government on Wednesday said a planned museum devoted to the infamous wartime Warsaw Ghetto, where Nazi Germany imprisoned nearly 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust, would convey the centuries of close ties between Poles and Jews.

Tension with Israel 50 years after Poland's anti-Semitic campaign

Warsaw - On the 50th anniversary of a brutal anti-Semitic campaign in Poland, the country faces a diplomatic crisis with Israel over a controversial new Holocaust law.

An ancient holy book symbolises the fate of Sarajevo's Jews

Sarajevo - Eli Tauber, a pillar of Sarajevo's Jewish community, waited anxiously for worshippers to arrive at the synagogue as there must be at least 10 men present before starting the Sabbath prayers.

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.

Polish opposition wants to amend disputed Holocaust bill

Warsaw - Poland's main opposition party Tuesday tabled an amendment to the government's controversial Holocaust bill, which was meant to defend Warsaw's image abroad but instead stoked tensions with Israel, Ukraine and the US.

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.

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.
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Jews on a selection ramp at Auschwitz, are shown in this archival photo taken in May 1944
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Railway lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which many Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
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Train to Nazi extermination camps
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
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The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
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"I am joking, the dog will not eat you."
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HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.
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Plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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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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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
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Railways lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which thousands of Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
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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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The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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Reproduction of an oil painting: Pesach Seder.
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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
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Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
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