The Holocaust

Doug Harvey, 95, and holocaust survivor Sophie Tajch Klisman, 89, right, greet each other in Commerce Township, Mich., Monday, May 13, 2019. Harvey, was a US Army soldier in the 84th Infantry Division, which helped liberate the Salzwedel concentration camp in Nazi Germany and free its captives including Klisman. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
May 13, 2019 - 5:08 pm
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Holocaust survivor welcomed a U.S. Army veteran to her suburban Detroit home on Monday and thanked him for taking part in the 1945 liberation of the German concentration camp where she was being held. Sophie Tajch Klisman greeted Doug Harvey with a hug and thanked...
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Thousands of Polish nationalists march to the U.S. Embassy, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Thousands of Polish nationalists have marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protesters included far-right groups and their supporters. They said the United States has no right to interfere in Polish affairs and that the U.S. government is putting "Jewish interests" over the interests of Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 11, 2019 - 9:15 pm
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 property during the Holocaust. The protest took place amid a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic hate speech...
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A screen grab made Wednesday May 8, 2019 from the site of an online vendor showing an Auschwitz themed product for sale. Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp, where some 1.1 million people were killed during World War II. (Photo via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 12:47 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has complained to an e-commerce site that was selling miniskirts, tote bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi German death camp where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II. The museum in Poland learned...
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May 06, 2019 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Lukacs, the Hungarian-born historian and iconoclast who brooded over the future of Western civilization, wrote a best-selling tribute to Winston Churchill, and produced a substantial and often despairing body of writings on the politics and culture of Europe and the United...
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FILE- In this March 24, 1938, file photo, German troops reach Vienna, Austria shortly after the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. A new survey released on Thursday, May 2, 2019, 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, and some of the key perpetrators of the Holocaust were Austrian. (AP Photo)
May 02, 2019 - 5:30 am
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, and some of the key perpetrators of the Holocaust were Austrian. The study released Thursday by the New...
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People look on floating handmade boats with the names of Nazi concentration camps, during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Hayarkon park in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Israel marking the annual Day of Remembrance for the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide who perished during World War II. Hebrew reads "to remember". (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
May 01, 2019 - 3:33 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel ushered in its Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II, as leaders voiced concerns about a rising tide of anti-Semitism worldwide. In moving speeches to hundreds of Israeli...
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FILE - This May 12, 2005 file photo shows an unidentified visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called "Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie" painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday, April 30, 2019 that the museum that acquired the priceless, Nazi-looted painting in 1992 is the work's rightful owner, and not the survivors of the Jewish woman who surrendered it 80 years ago to escape the Holocaust. Under Spanish law, he ruled, the painting is legally the museum's, although he also criticized Spain, calling its decision to keep it "inconsistent" with international agreements. The museum's U.S. attorney, Thaddeus Stauber, said he believes the decision finally puts an end to a bitter legal fight that has pitted the family of Lilly Cassirer against the museum for 20 years. (AP Photo/Mariana Eliano, File)
May 01, 2019 - 12:48 am
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 the Jewish woman who surrendered it 80 years ago to escape the Holocaust. Although U.S. District Judge...
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This photo shows a 13-year-old Eva Heyman photographed in Hungary months before she was murdered in a Nazi concentration camp in 1944. An Instagram account based on Heyman’s real-life journal is generating buzz as an innovative way to share Holocaust testimony with youth, as global understanding of the genocide declines and the community of eyewitnesses dwindles. (Yad Vashem via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 10:02 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Survivor testimony has been the centerpiece of Holocaust commemoration for seven decades. But with the world's community of aging survivors rapidly shrinking and global understanding of the genocide that killed 6 million Jews declining, advocates of Holocaust remembrance are...
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Attendees at the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif., pass by a photo of Kaye, Monday, April 29, 2019 inside the synagogue. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 29, 2019 - 10:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly attack on a Southern California synagogue (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A packed congregation is remembering the woman who was shot to death in a Southern California synagogue this past weekend. Federal and state lawmakers, a representative of the...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, shows a sign for Middlebury College on the campus in Middlebury, Vt. A Middlebury College chemistry professor whose written 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 absence, the school said. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)
April 18, 2019 - 7:58 pm
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 absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it's investigating under...
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