The Holocaust

FILE - In this Feb.14, 2013 file photo, French film director Claude Lanzmann holds the Honorary Golden Bear at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Lanzmann, director of the epic movie 'Shoah,' has died at age 92 his publisher said Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
July 05, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — French director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece "Shoah" bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92. Gallimard, the publishing house for Lanzmann's autobiography,...
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The flag-draped coffins of late holocaust survivor Simone Veil and her late husband Antoine Veil are carried by members of the French Republican Guard during a national tribute before being laid to rest in the crypt of the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris, France, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Simone Veil, who became one of France's most revered politicians, is getting the rare honor of being buried with her husband Antoine, who died in 2013, at the Pantheon, where French heroes are interred, one year after her death. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, who repeatedly broke barriers for women in French politics and spearheaded the fight to legalize abortion, was buried at the Pantheon on Sunday, an honor reserved for French heroes. Veil's remains were interred at the Paris monument one year after her...
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Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, right, Marcel Zielinski, a Holocaust survivor, center, and Jonathan Ornstein, the director of the Jewish Community Center of Krakow, pose for the media in Oswiecim, Poland, on Friday June 29, 2018. Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and dozens of others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to support the renewal of Jewish life. The ride Friday began at the gates of the former Nazi German death camp and ended at the Jewish Community Center of Krakow 55 miles (89 kilometers) away - a place where the Jewish community is growing. (AP Photo/Katarzyna Bednarczyk)
June 29, 2018 - 5:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and some 200 others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to support the renewal of Jewish life. The ride Friday began at the site of the former Nazi...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visits the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews during WWII, in Markowa, Poland. Poland’s nationalist-conservative ruling party backed away Wednesday June 27, 2018, from a controversial Holocaust speech law, with prime minister Morawiecki introducing a new version of the law that would remove criminal provisions for statements deemed harmful to Poland’s good name. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, FILE)
June 27, 2018 - 9:23 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland reversing course on a disputed Holocaust speech law (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A Holocaust remembrance and research center in Jerusalem has welcomed the Polish government's plans to remove criminal penalties for blaming Poland as a nation for the...
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Britain's Prince William, second left, visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Debbie Hill/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 10:32 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William began his visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional visit to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and a meeting with two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, who guided the Duke of Cambridge through...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, meets Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel during a service to remember victims of the Holocaust in Westminster Central Hall in London on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted diarist Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp months before its liberation, has died. She was 95. Britain's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, said Turgel died Thursday, June 7, 2018. (Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool Photo via AP, File)
June 09, 2018 - 1:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before the young diarist's death and the camp's liberation a month later, has died. She was 95. Turgel died Thursday, Britain's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, said on Twitter. The news...
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Tens of teargas canisters fired by Israeli troops, fall over Palestinian protesters at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, June 8, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are streaming toward the fence separating Gaza from Israel for a protest against the decade-long blockade of their territory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
June 08, 2018 - 2:39 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas as thousands of Palestinians protested near the Gaza border fence Friday, and at least four demonstrators were killed, including a teenage boy, with over 600 wounded, Gaza health officials said. More than 100 of the wounded...
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Alexander Gauland, co-faction leader of the Alternative for Germany, AfD at the federal parliament Bundestag, attends a congress of the party's youth organization ' Junge Alternative', 'Young Alternative', at Seebach, Germany, Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Alexander Prautzsch/dpa via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 11:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — The co-leader of the far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany party on Saturday dismissed the Nazi era as a "speck of bird poop" in German history, drawing swift condemnation from mainstream politicians and outrage on social media. Alexander Gauland said Germans must take...
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Teresien da Silva, left, and Ronald Leopold of the Anne Frank Foundation show a facsimile of Anne Frank's diary with two pages taped off during a press conference at the foundation's office in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Researchers have used digital photo editing techniques to uncover the text on two pages from Anne Frank's world famous diary that the teenage Jewish diarist had covered with brown masking paper, revealing risque jokes and an explanation of sex and prostitution. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
May 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Researchers using digital technology deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank's diary that she had pasted over with brown masking paper, discovering four naughty jokes and a candid explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution. "Anyone who reads the passages that have...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, buildings in Lower Manhattan provide a backdrop to a statue dedicated to the victims of the Katyn massacre of 1940, in Jersey City, N.J. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and local Polish groups announced late Saturday that they have reached an agreement on relocating the Katyn Memorial. Details on the deal will be announced during a news conference Monday, May 14. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 14, 2018 - 1:41 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An accord between the city and Polish Americans announced Monday is likely to settle a trans-Atlantic dispute over plans to uproot a memorial that some call heroic and tragic but others complain is too gruesome for a family setting. The bronze statue depicting a Polish...
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