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Genocide of the European Jews by Nazi Germany and other groups

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The Holocaust: Genocide of the European Jews by Nazi Germany and other groups
The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the World War II genocide of the European Jews. Between 1941 and 1945, across German-occupied Europe, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews, around two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population. The murders were carried out in pogroms and mass shootings; by a policy of extermination through labour in concentration camps; and in gas chambers and gas vans in German extermination camps, chiefly Auschwitz, Bełżec, Chełmno, Majdanek, Sobibór, and Treblinka in occupied Poland.


Vatican 'disgusted' by anti-Semitic abuse of Italian Holocaust survivor

A Vatican cardinal said on Friday he was "disgusted" by the anti-Semitic abuse of an 89-year-old Italian senator and Holocaust survivor who was given police protection after receiving death threats.
Reuters - Published

Holocaust survivor gets protection after threats

Liliana Segre fought to establish an anti-hate commission in Italy – then she started receiving anti-Semitic messages on social media
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Videos for The Holocaust

Poland asks Netflix to make changes to documentary about Nazi death camp guard [Video]Poland asks Netflix to make changes to documentary about Nazi death camp guard

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has pressed Netflix, the U.S. streaming and production company, to make changes to a documentary that includes a map showing Nazi death camps inside the borders..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Romania To Open Country's First Holocaust Museum [Video]Romania To Open Country's First Holocaust Museum

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is backing the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum. CNN reports up to 380,000 Jews were killed in Romanian-controlled territories during World War II. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Former French President Jacques Chirac dies, aged 86 [Video]Former French President Jacques Chirac dies, aged 86

Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at the age of 86. Mr..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Former French President Chirac dies aged 86 [Video]Former French President Chirac dies aged 86

Former French President Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday aged 86, dominated French politics for decades and stirred national pride with his opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Mia..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published


F.B.I. Says White Supremacist Plotted to Blow Up Colorado Synagogue

The man, identified as Richard Holzer, 27, used several Facebook accounts to promote violence and show support for the Holocaust, the authorities said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Principal fired after refusing to call the Holocaust a 'factual, historical event'

Dr. William Latson, the principal of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida, will officially be removed from his position Nov. 21.
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida Principal Who Wouldn’t Call Holocaust ‘Factual’ Is Fired

The Palm Beach County school board fired the principal, William Latson, after a 2018 email in which he told a parent that he couldn’t call the Holocaust “a factual, historical event” was made..
NYTimes.com - Published

Hands off the Wheel, Patrick Kennedy, The Hidden Holocaust

How soon will self-driving cars become part of our lives? Bill Whitaker reports; then, the son of Senator Ted Kennedy opens up about his family's alcoholism -- including his own; and, a priest is..
CBS News - Published

Alex Borstein honors Holocaust survivor grandmother at Emmys

In an emotional moment during her acceptance speech for her comedy series Emmy, Borstein told the story of how her grandmother survived with an act of defiance
CBS News - Published

Ancestry will let you search online for relatives who were displaced by the Holocaust

Ancestry is digitizing millions of Holocaust persecution records and making them searchable online for free.
USATODAY.com - Published

The Holocaust: States require education about it as anti-Semitism, hate crimes surge

Ignorance about the Holocaust is growing, particularly among young people. A survey showed two-thirds of millennials were not familiar with Auschwitz.
USATODAY.com - Published

School principal said he couldn't call Holocaust "factual" event

"Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened," the principal wrote to a parent concerned about the school's curriculum
CBS News - Published

Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed

“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” said the principal of a high school in Boca Raton, Fla.
NYTimes.com - Published

Artur Brauner, producer and Holocaust survivor, has died at age 100

Brauner produced hundreds of films, including several 1960s revivals of the "Dr. Mabuse" crime movies and other hits such as "Girls in Uniform"
CBS News - Published

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor dead at 85

Kor passed away peacefully in Poland while on an annual trip to visit Auschwitz, the concentration camp she was held in more than 70 years ago
CBS News - Published

Holocaust survivor who preached forgiveness, despite being tortured alongside her twin by the Nazis, dies

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor died Thursday morning in Krakow, Poland, just miles from the Auschwitz concentration camp.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Nuremberg prosecutor, haunted by Holocaust, is a "deliberate optimist"

Lesley Stahl tells 60 Minutes Overtime that talking with Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor at Nuremberg, "felt like a privilege"
CBS News - Published

Dutch railway to compensate Holocaust survivors

The Dutch national railway NS said in a statement on Wednesday it would offer financial compensation to survivors and families of Holocaust victims who were transported via Dutch rail to Nazi..
Reuters - Published

Ocasio-Cortez Calls Migrant Detention Centers ‘Concentration Camps,’ Eliciting Backlash

Republicans, especially Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, excoriated Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she demeaned the memory of those who died in the Holocaust.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.N. warns of global "groundswell" of hate speech

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the world is in danger of forgetting the lessons of the Holocaust
CBS News - Published

Letters from Anne Frank’s father donated to museum

A Massachusetts man who was pen pals with Anne Frank's father has donated a trove of letters and mementos he received from Otto Frank to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 90th anniversary of..
USATODAY.com - Published

Poland honors national soccer player murdered in Holocaust

Jozef Klotz, a Polish Jewish soccer player who scored the national team's first ever goal in an international match but was later murdered by the Nazis, was honored by Poland's soccer association on..
Reuters - Published

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