MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims were laid to rest on Wednesday in a Belarusian city on the border with Poland after a mass grave was discovered on a building...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government canceled a visit by an Israeli delegation that had been planned for Monday, saying the Israeli government made last-minute changes that suggested it...
BERLIN (AP) — The Israeli ambassador to Germany says he is avoiding any contact with the far-right Alternative for Germany party because their leaders have said things that are "highly insulting...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost...
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Alan Moskin knew he was fighting Nazis. He didn't know he was on a humanitarian rescue mission.
Like most U.S. soldiers fighting in World War II's European theater,...
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Far from his soon-to-be home in Prestonsburg, a Jewish attorney and Holocaust survivor got a phone call that would change Eastern Kentucky forever.
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of young Jews from around the world joined Holocaust survivors and politicians Thursday for an annual Holocaust remembrance march in southern Poland that focuses...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Farmington-based nonprofit Voices of Hope is sponsoring an exhibit about the Kindertransport, an effort to rescue 10,000 predominantly Jewish children prior to the start...
BERLIN (AP) — A new survey has found that many Austrians lack basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide — even though the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp was just outside of the city of Linz,...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel came to a standstill on Thursday morning with a two-minute siren wailing across the country in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas university is drawing criticism after accepting a scholarship endowment from the estate of a former professor who reportedly assigned graduate students books...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that a Spanish museum that acquired a priceless, Nazi-looted painting in 1992 is the work's rightful owner, and not the survivors of...
JERUSALEM (AP) — For seven decades, survivor testimony has been the centerpiece of Holocaust commemoration.
But with the world's community of aging survivors rapidly shrinking and global...
Israeli leaders mourn death of Holocaust survivor rabbi
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders are mourning the death of a prominent Hassidic rabbi who survived Auschwitz and championed Holocaust remembrance among ultra-Orthodox Jews.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University ensembles are performing music in memory of the Holocaust.
The MSU Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles perform Saturday night in...
Holocaust education bill signed in Washington state
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Schools in Washington will be 'strongly encouraged' to teach students about the Holocaust under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee Friday, with advocates pointing to a...
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Henry Fenichel apologized in advance for what he felt would be an incomplete presentation on how he survived the Holocaust.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro believes the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven, but shouldn't be forgotten.
The Republican Jewish Coalition, backed by GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, is accusing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke of "demeaning" the memories of Holocaust victims by likening...
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund is donating 1 million euros ($1.12 million) toward the expansion of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Israel.
BERLIN (AP) — Five well-known German companies, including the country's only publicly traded soccer club, are donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) each to Israel's Yad Vashem memorial for the...
NEW YORK (AP) — On a Sunday morning, a crane lowered a rusty remnant of the Holocaust onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage — a vintage German train car like those used to...
BERLIN (AP) — Jewish organizations and the Israeli government criticized German hard rock band Rammstein on Thursday for a video promoting its new single that features group members on an...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure requiring schools to teach students about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide.
N. Macedonia marks destruction of its Jewish community
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia is commemorating the deportation of almost the country's entire Jewish community to the Nazi death camp of Treblinka with a ceremony in the capital,...
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a meeting between Anne Frank's stepsister and California high school students who were photographed giving Nazi salutes around a swastika (all times...
Drones launched to help preserve Europe’s Jewish cemeteries
RECA, Slovakia (AP) — A private organization that wants to preserve thousands of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe is using aerial drones to map burial sites in countries where the Holocaust...
Poland awaiting Israel’s apology for minister’s comments
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish government official said Tuesday that Warsaw is still waiting for Israel's government to apologize for comments the acting foreign minister made about Poles and...
The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between Poland and Israel (all times local):
The American Jewish Committee says it hopes years of reconciliation work between Poland and Israel will not be undone by a new dispute over the Holocaust.
American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris said Monday that "competing historical narratives" had strained the two countries' relations before.
Israeli leaders’ Nazi remarks scuttle summit with Europeans
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel.
Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized.
Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's of his decision by phone Sunday, Michal Dworczyk, who heads the prime minister's chancellery, said. Poland's foreign minister, Jacek Czaputowicz, plans to attend instead, he said.
Netanyahu misquoted on Holocaust in Poland, his office says
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Israeli government said Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misquoted by a newspaper on the extremely sensitive issue of Polish behavior during the Holocaust, seeking to defuse a diplomatic crisis.
However, the Polish government said it considered that response insufficient and expects a clearer explanation.
Israeli leader’s trip to Poland beset by string of missteps
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A two-day security conference in Warsaw was supposed to be a crowning achievement for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stamping a seal on his long-held goal of pushing his behind-the-scenes ties with Arab leaders into the open. Instead, the publicity-seeking Israeli leader made one embarrassing misstep after another, distracting attention from his main mission and sending his aides into a nonstop cycle of damage control.
Holocaust survivor from Hungary tracks down stolen artwork
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Clara Garbon-Radnoti has painful memories of the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of more than 6 million European Jews during World War II, including more than 500,000 from her native Hungary.
Among them were her father, her sister and 31 first cousins. Garbon-Radnoti, who was a teenager, said she escaped by hiding in 22 places around Hungary as the Nazis and their Hungarian supporters hunted for Jews to deport to death camps.
Holocaust survivor calls Germany bulwark against intolerance
BERLIN (AP) — A prominent Holocaust survivor on Thursday said that Germany has learned from its Nazi past and become a bulwark against intolerance.
Speaking at a memorial event in parliament commemorating the 6 million European Jews murdered in the Holocaust, Israeli historian Saul Friedlaender asked Germans to "continue fighting for tolerance and inclusiveness, humanity and freedom, in short for true democracy."
Israel leader scorned for wooing Holocaust-distorting allies
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warm welcome to Lithuania's prime minister marks his latest embrace of an eastern European leader who has offered strong political support while promoting a distorted image of the Holocaust.
Holocaust scholar surveys rising tide of anti-Semitism
"Antisemitism: Here and Now" (Schocken Books), by Deborah E. Lipstadt
Deborah E. Lipstadt was surprised at how hard it was to write her latest book. A leading authority on the Holocaust, she was used to "skulking in the sewers of antisemitism and genocide." But that was history.
What made her latest work so challenging — documenting the recent resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe and America, on the right and the left — was that it was happening now.
British Jews apply for German nationality as Brexit looms
BERLIN (AP) — Simon Wallfisch grew up in London as the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor who had sworn to never return to the country that murdered her parents and 6 million other Jews.
But more than 70 years after the Holocaust, Brexit has prompted Wallfisch and thousands of other Jews in Britain to apply for German citizenship, which was stripped from their ancestors by the Nazis during the Third Reich.
UN chief urges world: ‘Rise up against rising anti-Semitism’
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that hatred of Jews is getting worse, saying that "we must rise up against rising anti-Semitism."
Romanian president blasts politicians at Holocaust ceremony
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has blasted politicians that make scapegoats out of the European Union and foreign companies to consolidate their grip on power.
President Klaus Iohannis claimed some Romanian politicians "in their reckless efforts to save themselves," blame "cunning multinationals ... and demonize the European Union," in veiled criticism of the government which has embarked on a judicial overhaul that critics say will dilute efforts to fight corruption.
The Latest: Romania to give Holocaust survivors top honors
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (all times local):
Romania's president is giving one of the country's highest honors to eight Romanian Jews who survived the Holocaust and dedicated their lives to keeping the memory of Holocaust victims alive.
AP PHOTOS: Drawings by children in Nazi camp speak of dreams
PRAGUE (AP) — A unique collection of some 4,500 drawings by children who were interned at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust still attracts attention, 75 years since their creation.
Amid brutal conditions at the ghetto, the children made them during secret art classes led by artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, mostly in 1943-44.
The drawings depict the everyday life as well hopes and dreams of returning home, helping the children cope with the cruel reality.
Merkel calls on each citizen to fight anti-Semitism
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on every single citizen to help fight anti-Semitism ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Merkel said Saturday in her weekly podcast: "Today we are seeing a very different kind of anti-Semitism: there's the hatred of Jews by our local people, but also by Muslim migrants."
Buchenwald memorial bans German far-right AfD from ceremony
BERLIN (AP) — The memorial at Nazi ex-concentration camp Buchenwald is blocking members of the far-right Alternative for Germany party from attending Holocaust commemorations.
The memorial says AfD members aren't welcome until they "credibly distance themselves from the anti-democratic, anti-human rights, and historical revisionist positions of their party."
Holocaust group sought reconsideration of Angela Davis honor
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama civil rights organization withdrew a planned human rights award from political activist Angela Davis after a group that educates Alabamians about the Holocaust asked them to reconsider the honor.
German-Jewish author Edgar Hilsenrath dies at 92
BERLIN (AP) — Edgar Hilsenrath, a German-Jewish writer whose fictional account of the Holocaust from the perspective of a Nazi perpetrator became a best-seller, has died at 92.
The German news agency dpa quoted Hilsenrath's second wife, Marlene, as confirming Tuesday that the author died Dec. 30 in western Germany after battling pneumonia.
Born in Leipzig in 1926, Hilsenrath moved to Romania at 12 to escape Nazi persecution, and was later deported to Ukraine.
Warsaw ghetto uprising fighter Simcha Rotem dies at 94
JERUSALEM (AP) — Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, has died. He was 94.
Rotem, who went by the underground nickname "Kazik," took part in the single greatest act of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Though guaranteed to fail, the Warsaw ghetto uprising symbolized a refusal to succumb to Nazi atrocities and inspired other resistance campaigns by Jews and non-Jews alike.