Israel lambastes Iran's Holocaust-themed cartoon contest

2016-05-15 19:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Iran for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest. Many of the cartoons portrayed Israel as using the Holocaust to distract from the suffering of the Palestinians.

Ex-Auschwitz guard dies week before German trial

2016-04-07 21:05

A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz has died one week before he was to stand trial in Germany, the court due to hear the case says.

Last survivor of Treblinka death camp buried

2016-02-22 22:23

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral in Israel of Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of the World War II Nazi Treblinka death camp, who has died aged 93.

Holocaust survivor lauds Merkel's 'heroic' refugee policy

2016-01-27 22:06

Holocaust survivor Ruth Klüger has lauded Germany for keeping its doors open to thousands of war refugees, calling Chancellor Angela Merkel's "we can do it" slogan "heroic".

Flag from iconic Holocaust ship to dock in US museum

2016-01-21 18:30

The flag of an iconic ship that tried to take Jewish Holocaust survivors to what would later become Israel, is destined for a museum in the United States, an auction house says.

Holocaust denier sent to prison

2015-11-17 22:21

The German Neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier Gerhard Ittner has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by a regional court in Germany.

Watching killings became normal, says Genocide survivor

2015-09-02 09:35

The Jewish Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, apartheid South Africa, it can happen anywhere - survivors want the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre to be a "living thing" and not just an academic subject.

Jewish leader triggers Auschwitz alarm

2015-01-29 14:57

The head of Rome's Jewish community and a television crew at the Auschwitz museum have been questioned by the police after triggering an alarm.

Jewish leader: Far-right votes create a bad image

2014-09-13 13:35

The leader of the World Jewish Congress is warning that European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians.

Anne Frank diaries destroyed across Tokyo

2014-02-21 13:13

Hundreds of copies of The Diary of Anne Frank and related books have been vandalised in libraries in Tokyo, news reports say.


London's new Muslim mayor joins Holocaust memorial

2016-05-08 15:18

London's newly elected Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, has joined an annual memorial to Jews slain in the Holocaust as his first official act in office.

Trial of ill ex-Auschwitz medic, 95, suspended

2016-02-29 18:04

The trial of former Auschwitz medic Hubert Zafke for aiding in 3 681 murders, appears close to collapse after the 95-year-old failed to attend the German court over health problems.

Auschwitz survivors tell of camp horrors

2016-02-12 22:13

Three Holocaust survivors have testified about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170 000 counts of accessory to murder.

Hungarian gets 3yrs' probation for Holocaust denial

2016-01-21 21:49

A Budapest court has sentenced a Hungarian man to 3 years' probation because he publicly denied that the Holocaust happened.

Nine held for price fixing trips to Nazi death camps

2016-01-20 07:07

Israeli police have arrested nine people for involvement in price fixing high school trips to Nazi death camps in Poland.

Group posts 50 000 Holocaust documents online

2015-10-07 21:30

The first 50 000 documents from the International Tracing Service, a group that helps track down those who went missing in the wake of the Holocaust and WWII, have been placed online.

German president thanks UK for Nazi camp liberation

2015-04-26 14:14

Germany's President Joachim Gauck has paid tribute to Britain for liberating the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen 70 years ago.

Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on

2015-01-27 15:38

Ageing survivors and dignitaries have gathered at the Auschwitz site synonymous with the Holocaust to honour victims, seventy years after the liberation of the infamous concentration camp.

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

2014-02-24 09:06

Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced.

Museum acquires Bertrand Russell Nazi pacifist letter

2014-02-20 10:30

A museum has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winner says if the Nazi army invades England; Adolf Hitler should be invited to dinner.

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