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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.

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Women Holocaust survivors meet for meals, exercise

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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'Hunters' creator responds to criticism of fictionalised Holocaust scenes [Video]'Hunters' creator responds to criticism of fictionalised Holocaust scenes

David Weil, the creator of Al Pacino's new TV show Hunters has defended the show over controversial scenes that fictionalised atrocities committed during the Holocaust, including one that features a..

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'Hunters' Creator Defends Series Following Criticism From Auschwitz Memorial | THR News [Video]'Hunters' Creator Defends Series Following Criticism From Auschwitz Memorial | THR News

'Hunters' creator/executive producer David Weil defended his Amazon Prime series following criticism by the Auschwitz Memorial over its fictional depictions of the Holocaust.

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Amazon criticized for 'Hunters', anti-Semitic books [Video]Amazon criticized for 'Hunters', anti-Semitic books

The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series "Hunters" and for selling books of Nazi propaganda.

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Pacino turns Nazi hunter in TV series debut for Amazon [Video]Pacino turns Nazi hunter in TV series debut for Amazon

The 79-year-old stars in "Hunters", a series about a band of Nazi hunters in New York in the 1970s, inspired by a true story.

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Photos Incriminate Man Who Long Denied Being A Nazi Guard At Sobibor [Video]Photos Incriminate Man Who Long Denied Being A Nazi Guard At Sobibor

Newser reports two newly released photos might confirm what has John Demjanjuk long denied. Namely, his service as a Nazi death camp guard. The Ukrainian-born American claimed he was never at the..

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Remembering Auschwitz: Holocaust survivors share testimonies [Video]Remembering Auschwitz: Holocaust survivors share testimonies

This may be the last major anniversary at which survivors are present in significant numbers.

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Former Auschwitz prisoners gathered to commemorate the Holocaust, 75 years after liberation [Video]Former Auschwitz prisoners gathered to commemorate the Holocaust, 75 years after liberation

The wreath-laying ceremony with the participation of former prisoners and Polish president Andrzej Duda inaugurated the commemoration of the Auschwitz Nazi Death camp's liberation by the Red Army on..

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Holocaust survivors [Video]Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Holocaust survivors

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with Holocaust survivors ahead of the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in London. The event also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of..

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‘Leave history research to historians, not politicians': Israeli President in Auschwitz [Video]‘Leave history research to historians, not politicians': Israeli President in Auschwitz

The presidents of Israel and Poland call for the end of historical revisionism on Holocasut memorial day, after Vladimir Putin's latest comments regarding World War II. Adam Reed reports.

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Poland's president Andrzej Duda: "May the memory of the victims of the Holocaust live eternally" [Video]Poland's president Andrzej Duda: "May the memory of the victims of the Holocaust live eternally"

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Auschwitz, the symbol of the Holocaust [Video]Auschwitz, the symbol of the Holocaust

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Kate Middleton 'Life-Affirming' Photos: Holocaust Survivors [Video]Kate Middleton 'Life-Affirming' Photos: Holocaust Survivors

The Duchess of Cambridge / Kensington Palace Kate Middleton took a series of photos of survivors of the Holocaust as part of a new exhibition. The photos depict survivors with their families, and come..

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75 years since the Holocaust, a Nazi hunter's search for war criminals hiding in plain sight [Video]75 years since the Holocaust, a Nazi hunter's search for war criminals hiding in plain sight

'They weren't monsters, they were ordinary people - and they have to be dealt with.'View on euronews

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"We must never heal the wounds of the Holocaust," says Macron [Video]"We must never heal the wounds of the Holocaust," says Macron

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Meet Liliana Segre, a Holocaust survivor facing online hate in Italy [Video]Meet Liliana Segre, a Holocaust survivor facing online hate in Italy

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Dutch PM's apology for country's role in Holocaust [Video]Dutch PM's apology for country's role in Holocaust

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday (January 26) he was sorry for his country's role during the Holocaust and the lack of action against the persecution of Jews, becoming the first Dutch..

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Italian Holocaust survivor: 'Silence was the best choice' after Auschwitz [Video]Italian Holocaust survivor: 'Silence was the best choice' after Auschwitz

Italian Holocaust survivor: 'Silence was the best choice' after Auschwitz

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75 years after, Holocaust survivor struggles to recover property in Poland [Video]75 years after, Holocaust survivor struggles to recover property in Poland

Lea Evron saw much of her family die during the Holocaust. Now living in New York, she is seeking restitution for the property her family once owned.

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Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event [Video]Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both accused Iran of being anti-Semitic as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the..

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Prince of Wales: Holocaust 'a story of incomprehensible inhumanity' [Video]Prince of Wales: Holocaust 'a story of incomprehensible inhumanity'

The Prince of Wales has urged nations to learn the "lessons" of the Holocaust as he joined world leaders in condemning the scourge of anti-Semitism, during an event marking 75 years since the..

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Prince Charles meets British Holocaust survivors [Video]Prince Charles meets British Holocaust survivors

At the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Prince Charles met Marta Wise, who as a 10-year-old girl was sent to Auschwitz and subjected to experiments at the hands of notorious Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. He..

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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..
Reuters - Published

Sorrow and triumph, an Auschwitz survivor's journey back to a former hell

Jona Laks could smell the burning flesh as she walked towards death at the Auschwitz crematorium. More than 75 years later, aged 90, she has returned to what was the most notorious Nazi death camp of..
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Dutch Prime Minister apologizes for country's role in Holocaust

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday he was sorry for his country's role during the Holocaust and the lack of action against the persecution of Jews, becoming the first Dutch premier to make..
Reuters - Published

Facebook should ban Holocaust denial to mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

A 'Holocaust Revisionism' group promotes a 'Holocaust Deprogramming Course' to counter 'Holo-brainwashing.' This is anti-Semitism, not misinformation.
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Her family tried to poison her during the Holocaust. Today, she tells her story

Frances Malkin was 4 when her family took refuge. After decades of silence, she shares her survival story in her adopted country, America.
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Pope asks Catholics to say 'Never Again' to the Holocaust

Pope Francis on Sunday asked the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to stop for a moment of prayer and reflection on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and say "Never..
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Anti-Jewish graffiti sparks anger in Italy ahead of Holocaust day

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found scrawled on the door of the son of a Holocaust survivor in the northwestern Italian town of Mondovi on Friday, triggering outrage from politicians and rights groups.
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I Survived the Holocaust. But I Have Nightmares About Cats.

‘The incident in the steeple always stayed with me as the moment I realized I had to be afraid.’
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Germany still dealing with 'same evil' that led to Holocaust, president says in Jerusalem

Germany has still not learned "once and for all" its lesson from the Holocaust, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday, as he expressed sorrow for his country's role in the murder of..
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UK's Prince Charles, in Jerusalem, honors grandmother's wartime heroism saving Jews

Britain's Prince Charles paid homage on Thursday to his grandmother, Princess Alice, for sheltering Jews in Nazi-occupied Greece, saying the royal family took great pride in Israel's recognition of her..
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Netanyahu, Pence denounce 'anti-Semitic' Iran at Holocaust memorial ceremony

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Iran on Thursday as "the most anti-Semitic regime on the planet", telling world leaders at a Holocaust memorial event that Israel would always defend..
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Macron, in Israel for Holocaust memorial, warns of 'dark shadow' of anti-Semitism

President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France was determined to combat the hatred and intolerance that have fueled a sharp rise in anti-Semitism in his country as he met Holocaust survivors during..
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World Leaders Gather in Jerusalem to Fight Anti-Semitism and Recall Holocaust

The extraordinary meeting, timed to Monday’s 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, heard warnings about the present-day rise in anti-Jewish violence.
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Macron berates Israeli security men in tussle at Jerusalem church

"Go outside," French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust..
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World Leaders Gather in Jerusalem 75 Years After Holocaust: Live Updates

Jerusalem is hosting the largest political gathering in its history, as monarchs, presidents and premiers arrive to speak out against the rise of anti-Semitism and recall the liberation of Auschwitz.
NYTimes.com - Published

Facial recognition could help discover fate of Holocaust victims

An old photograph and modern face recognition technology could help two Israeli brothers find out how their father survived the Nazi Holocaust.
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75 years on, Holocaust survivors struggle to recover property in Poland

Lea Evron, 85, has only fragments of memories of the fur factory and the three-story apartment building her family owned before World War Two in Zywiec, a small town in southern Poland.
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Pain still acute as Hungary's Jews mark liberation of Budapest ghetto

Hungarian Jews on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto and the end of the Holocaust, which killed more than 500,000 Jews and destroyed a once-vibrant Jewish..
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Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying to fulfill a run-of-the mill request when he uncovered a treasure trove of eyewitness depictions of the Holocaust, drawn in..
Reuters - Published

Poland's president says he won't attend Holocaust event in Israel

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday he had declined an Israeli invitation to attend a Holocaust memorial event this month as organizers would not allow him to speak there, even though others..
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Rudy Giuliani Says He’s ‘More of a Jew’ Than George Soros

Mr. Soros, a liberal billionaire, is a Holocaust survivor from Hungary.
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Family Behind Krispy Kreme Donates Millions to Holocaust Survivors

Grappling with their company’s history of Nazi support, the Reimanns, one of Germany’s richest families, have pledged 5 million euros to Holocaust survivors and 5 million more to forced laborers.
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Merkel expresses 'shame' during Auschwitz visit, vows to fight anti-Semitism

Angela Merkel expressed "deep shame" on Friday during her first visit as chancellor to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust memorial and vowed to fight rising racism and anti-Semitism in Germany and..
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Amazon called out for selling Auschwitz-themed Christmas items

The Christmas items feature images of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where more than one million people were killed during the Holocaust.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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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.  
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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..
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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.
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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

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