The Holocaust

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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Director director Paweł Pawlikowski poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Cold War' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2018 - 2:26 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — While the rest of the world, and the Academy Awards, were celebrating Pawel Pawlikowski's film "Ida" as one of the best films of 2013, the quiet, black-and-white film was swept up into political debate back in Poland, Pawlikowski's home country. It still mystifies the...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2017 file photo Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday, May 7, 2018, by the Anti-Defamation League. Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a "megaphone to harass and intimidate Jews." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 07, 2018 - 12:11 pm
Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as...
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People wear Jewish skullcaps, or kippa, as they attend a demonstration against an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of Jews in the country. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 25, 2018 - 2:10 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of Jews in the country. The kippa protest was triggered by the daytime assault last week of two...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks during state ceremonies in homage to the victims and fighters of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on the 75th anniversary of the start of the revolt, in front of the Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 19, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion. Polish President...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel leads the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 18, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply condemned a street assault in Berlin on two young men wearing Jewish skullcaps that has stoked the debate about anti-Semitism in the country. In a surprising twist, however, the victim of the attack, who identified himself on...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, center, walk in the March of the Living, a yearly Holocaust remembrance march between the former death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, in Oswiecim, Poland, on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 17, 2018 - 11:05 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish nationalist group asked prosecutors Tuesday to investigate whether Israel's president broke a law that criminalizes falsely blaming Poland for the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany. The National Movement said it thinks Israeli President Reuven Rivlin might have...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, childhood Holocaust survivors Simon Gronowski, center right, and Alice Gerstel Weit hold hands as they tour the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. After the Nazis invaded Belgium, they hid together in the Gronowski family's home before the Gerstel family fled on a perilous journey that eventually led them to the United States. Gronowski's family stayed behind, and his mother and sister died at Auschwitz. For 76 years Gerstel Weit didn't know Gronowski was the family's only survivor. Her son Dann Netter is at left; his grandson Romain De Nys at right. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 13, 2018 - 2:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels. Gerstel and her Jewish family had...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:11 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Israeli and Polish presidents sought to calm bitter feelings that have flared between their nations as they joined thousands at a Holocaust remembrance event Thursday at the former Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Presidents Reuven Rivlin of Israel and Andrzej...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Israel is commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
April 12, 2018 - 4:45 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis stood still on Thursday for a nationwide moment of silence in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as a two-minute siren wailed across the country and the nation paid respects to those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in...
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