The Holocaust

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, flowers lay on a concrete slab of the Holocaust Memorial to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin. One of Germany's richest families, the Reimann family, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger, Peet's Coffee and other famous international brands is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors. The family has established the Alfred Landecker Foundation in Germany to oversee the efforts, named after a German Jew who was killed by the Nazis either in Sobibor or at the Belzec Nazi death camp.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
December 12, 2019 - 6:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany’s richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi era and its enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler,...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, flowers lay on a concrete slab of the Holocaust Memorial to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin. One of Germany's richest families, the Reimann family, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger, Peet's Coffee and other famous international brands is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors. The family has established the Alfred Landecker Foundation in Germany to oversee the efforts, named after a German Jew who was killed by the Nazis either in Sobibor or at the Belzec Nazi death camp.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
December 12, 2019 - 5:23 am
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Liliana Segre, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor and senator-for-life, center, waves to photographers with Milan's Mayor Giuseppe Sala during an anti-racism demonstration in Milan's Victor Emmanuel II arcade in northern Italy that was joined by mayors of some 600 Italian towns, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. In Italy, controversy flared recently when Segre called for the creation of a parliamentary committee to combat hate, racism and anti-Semitism after revelations that she is subject to some 200 social media attacks each day. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
December 10, 2019 - 4:20 pm
MILAN (AP) — A Holocaust survivor who has been put under police protection due to anti-Semitic threats was escorted Tuesday evening through the center of Milan by hundreds of Italian mayors and thousands of ordinary citizens behind a banner reading: "Hatred has no future.'' ‘’I have known hatred. I...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 file photo people wear Jewish skullcaps, or kippa, as they attend a demonstration against an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin, Germany. A new survey says about one in four Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
November 21, 2019 - 2:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — About one in four Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west, according to a survey released Thursday. The poll of 14 European countries, done for the New York-based Anti-Defamation League, found anti-Semitic...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, Croatian born movie producer Branko Lustig looks on at the festival square during the Sarajevo Film Festival, in Sarajevo. Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, has died at 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. Lustig is best known for winning Academy Awards for Best Picture for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler's List” and for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.” (AP Photo/Hidajet Delic, file)
November 14, 2019 - 1:49 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, died Thursday. He was 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. No other details were immediately released. Lustig is best known for...
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Melpomeni Dina holds the hand of an Israeli girl during a reunion at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Dina, a 92-year-old Greek woman who rescued a Jewish family during the Holocaust has been reunited with two of the people she saved and dozens of their family members. Once a regular ritual, such reunions are quickly disappearing due to the advanced age of the rescuers and survivors. (AP Photo/Patty Nieberg)
November 03, 2019 - 12:09 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A 92-year-old Greek woman who rescued a Jewish family during the Holocaust has been reunited with two of the people she saved and dozens of their family members. Sunday's emotional gathering took place at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Once a regular ritual, such reunions...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, during the weekly Angelus prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 4:47 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declared that the Vatican Secret Archive isn't so secret after all. Francis on Monday officially changed the name of the Holy See archive to remove what he said were the "negative" connotations of having "secret" in its name. From now on, the vast trove of...
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People place down flowers in front of a synagogue in Halle, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. A heavily armed assailant ranting about Jews tried to force his way into a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, then shot two people to death nearby in an attack Wednesday that was livestreamed on a popular gaming site. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
October 10, 2019 - 1:59 pm
HALLE, Germany (AP) — German investigators puzzled Thursday over how the suspect in a botched attack on a synagogue on Judaism's holiest day managed to amass at least 4 kilograms (nearly 9 pounds) of explosives and acquire four firearms, an arsenal they said he planned to use in a massacre. While...
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In this, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo, David Schaecter, president of the Holocaust Survivors Foundation USA (HSF), gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Aventura, Fla. Aging Holocaust survivors are trying to recover insurance benefits that were never honored by Nazi-era companies, which could be worth billions of dollars. The companies have demanded original paperwork, such as death certificates, that were not available after World War II. The survivors want to take insurance companies to court in the U.S. to recover the money, but it would take an act of Congress to allow it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 08, 2019 - 5:00 pm
AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — When David Schaecter was a child in Slovakia in the 1930s, he counted more than 100 people in his extended family. By the end of World War II, he alone survived. The rest had been killed in Nazi concentration camps or by roving SS death squads. Schaecter lost not only his...
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks at the commemoration ceremony of the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, in Wielun, Poland, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
September 01, 2019 - 6:08 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's president expressed deep remorse for the suffering his nation inflicted on Poland and the rest of Europe during World War II, warning of the dangers of nationalism as world leaders gathered Sunday in the country where the war started at incalculable costs. "This war...
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