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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 work 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.


Facebook Explicitly Bans All Holocaust Denial Content [Video]

Facebook Explicitly Bans All Holocaust Denial Content

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has officially decided to ban “any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust”.

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Facebook to ban posts about Holocaust denial [Video]

Facebook to ban posts about Holocaust denial

The move is the company's latest attempt to take action against conspiracy theories and misinformation ahead of the US presidential election.View on euronews

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Facebook to remove content that denies or distorts the Holocaust [Video]

Facebook to remove content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

Facebook has announced it would remove all content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust."This expansion of its hate speech policies is a response to 'the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism..

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Belongings of Holocaust survivor Wladyslaw Szpilman, real-life hero of 'The Pianist', up for auction [Video]

Belongings of Holocaust survivor Wladyslaw Szpilman, real-life hero of 'The Pianist', up for auction

A fountain pen, silver pocket watch and other prized possessions of the late Jewish-Polish composer Wladyslaw Szpilman go under the hammer in Warsaw next week.

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Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide. (Oct. 12)  
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Germany to pay $662 million to Holocaust survivors amid pandemic

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'Borat' Creators Sued by Holocaust Survivor's Estate for Callously Tricking Her

A Holocaust survivor speaking with Sacha Baron Cohen for his new 'Borat' movie was callously duped, because she thought he was making a legit documentary ... so claims her estate in a new lawsuit. The..
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Facebook vows to remove content denying the Holocaust in reversal for Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook said Monday it is abolishing content that "denies or distorts" the Holocaust in a reversal of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's previous stance.
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Florida Principal in Holocaust Dispute Is Reinstated

The principal, William Latson, had been fired after an email exchange about staying “politically neutral” about Holocaust education became public.
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Holocaust survivor gets diploma decades later

Miriam Schreiber's education was disrupted by the Holocaust. Decades later, she's receiving a long overdue honorary high school diploma.
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Uncovering the lost music written by prisoners in concentration camps during the Holocaust

More than 6 million people, most of them Jews, died in the Holocaust. The music they wrote as a temporary escape, however, did not, thanks in part to the efforts of an Italian composer and pianist. Jon..
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Survey: Young Americans lack basic knowledge about the Holocaust

A disturbing new survey finds a lack of basic knowledge about the Holocaust among young Americans. Almost half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 39 couldn't name a single concentration camp or..
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Survey: Millennials and Gen Z lack Holocaust knowledge

63% do not know 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, according to a study.
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Half of millennials, Gen Z can't name a single concentration camp as Holocaust knowledge wanes in younger Americans, survey finds

An alarming new survey on Holocaust knowledge also found that almost two-thirds of younger Americans don't know that six millions Jews were killed.
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75 years after Dachau, Holocaust survivor Ernie Gross shares a message of hope and forgiveness

Ernie Gross, 91, reflects on his life experiences as a Holocaust survivor. He lost five family members in the Nazi death camps.
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He lived through the Holocaust, and died of COVID-19. His story of survival lives on: 'I just don't want it to be forgotten.'

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Red Flag, Talking to the Past

A standoff over Red Flag gun laws; And, Holocaust survivors will be able to share their stories after death thanks to a new project.
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A Holocaust survivor's motivation for recording memories

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Speaking with Holocaust survivors who've died

Survivors of the Holocaust now have the chance to preserve their stories in a way that allows them to directly answer future generations' questions about their experiences.
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Holocaust survivor recalls the last thing his father said to him

Holocaust survivor Max Eisen tells 60 Minutes about the act of human kindness that saved his life and why it’s so meaningful to live forever -- virtually at least.
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Holocaust survivors will be able to share their stories after death thanks to a new project

Survivors of the Holocaust now have the chance to preserve their stories in a way that allows them to directly answer future generations' questions about their experiences. Lesley Stahl reports.
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Ancestry Promises Holocaust Records Will Be Free

Shoah has partnered with the genealogy giant, and an initial rollout faced a glitch. But some survivor families don’t want their histories public.
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Master tailor stitches a new life as tailor to the stars

Mo Rocca profiles a Holocaust survivor that went on to become a tailor who has outfitted some powerful movers and shakers over his 60-year career.
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Principal in Holocaust Dispute Shouldn’t Have Been Fired, Judge Rules

The Palm Beach County, Florida, school board fired the principal, William Latson, after an email exchange with a parent about Holocaust education came to light.
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Elie Wiesel on Nelson Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize

Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel discusses the impact Nelson Mandela had on South Africa and the world. Scott Pelley reports.
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'Government needed a villain': Louisiana lawmaker equates coronavirus mask mandates to Holocaust

Louisiana GOP state Rep. Danny McCormick called coronavirus mask mandates an assault on liberty: "Now is the time to push back before it's too late.'
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Kansas Governor Criticizes G.O.P. Official’s Cartoon Comparing Mask Order to Holocaust

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A 92-Year-Old Piano Teacher Won’t Let Students Miss Bach in the Pandemic

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Joseph Farkas survived the Holocaust 75 years ago. Today his town of East Brunswick is honoring him with an epic drive-by parade.
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Don't forget past, Jewish leader warns Germans on eve of WW2 anniversary

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Community ensures Holocaust survivors are eating

A catering company and volunteers are helping ensure that vulnerable Holocaust survivors have access to food while isolated in their homes because of coronavirus concerns. (March 23)  
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Annual Holocaust remembrance march in Poland postponed over coronavirus

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Spanish carnival troupe apologizes over Holocaust-themed parade

A Spanish carnival troupe whose Holocaust-themed parade outraged Jewish human rights groups and Israel's embassy in Madrid has canceled its remaining shows, organizers said on Wednesday.
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Women Holocaust survivors meet several times a week at a Jewish community center in Brooklyn for meals, conversation, Torah readings and exercise. "It keeps us going a little," says one survivor. (Feb...
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No 'smoking gun' in wartime archives of Pius XII on Holocaust, Vatican says

The Vatican will on March 2 open up its archives on the wartime pontificate of Pius XII to allow scholars to probe accusations that he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust, but they will find he helped..
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Greta Beer, Who Fought Swiss Banks for Family Assets, Dies at 98

Rebuffed by the banks, she pressed her fight and her testimony in Congress helped bring about a billion-dollar settlement over accounts of Holocaust victims that were long hidden.
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Holocaust survivors in Israel getting more cash but some still impoverished

Holocaust survivors in Israel are better off financially than in the past thanks to the efforts of campaigners after decades of government neglect and bureaucracy, but some still live in poverty.
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German Auschwitz prosecutor recalls powerful tales from Holocaust survivors

Of the hundreds of testimonies he heard from survivors of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, retired German prosecutor Gerhard Wiese says the one that touched him most was of a Jewish father who had..
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With anti-Semitism on the rise, Auschwitz liberation commemorated

World leaders join aging Holocaust survivors in Poland on Monday to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of..
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Dutch Prime Minister apologizes for country's role in Holocaust

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