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.

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.

US recovers Holocaust kingpin's diary

2013-06-13 19:25

US officials and the National Holocaust Museum announced the recovery of the long-lost diary of a top Nazi war criminal that could shed new light on the Holocaust.

Stalin criticism sparks anti-Semite row

2013-05-24 14:32

An explosive comparison made by a liberal Russian politician between Stalin's agents and Hitler's secret police has provoked a storm of abusive criticism in Russia.

Warsaw ghetto uprising memorial 70yrs on

2013-04-19 11:44

Sirens and church bells have been set to ring across Warsaw to mark 70 years to the day since hundreds of young, poorly armed Jews rose up against the Nazis in a doomed revolt.

Israel Holocaust memorial day begins

2013-04-07 21:38

Israel's Holocaust memorial day has begun with an event marking 70 years since the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

Police drop probe into Holocaust artist

2012-12-11 21:16

Swedish police have dropped an investigation into an artist who has said he used paint mixed from the ashes of Holocaust victims in a watercolour, for lack of evidence.

Auschwitz era ends

2012-07-30 22:00

Last surviving member of group of Polish prisoners that escaped Auschwitz in 1942 has died

Top school in Nazi salute scandal

2012-06-11 11:05

A top Johannesburg school has been left red-faced after a pupil wearing an Adolph Hitler moustache did a Nazi salute on stage, and pupils returned the salute.

Ex-Nazi death camp guard dies

2012-03-18 09:19

Former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, convicted last year in one of the last trials linked to the Holocaust, has died aged 91.

Warsaw Museum Lego concentration camp

2012-01-02 23:06

A Lego model of a concentration camp made by Polish artist Zbigniew Libera has been bought by the Warsaw Museum.

Holocaust victims to get German pensions

2011-12-05 22:30

Germany will be giving pensions to 16 000 Holocaust victims who survived ghettos or had to hide for their lives.

Court upholds UK bishop's conviction

2011-07-11 17:02

An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a British bishop who denied the Holocaust in an interview with a Swedish TV station that was rebroadcast in Germany.

Jews march in memory of Holocaust victims

2011-05-02 21:26

About 7 000 Jews marched to the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in memory of the six million Holocaust victims.

Leaders urge vigilance on memorial day

2011-01-27 18:04

The German and Polish presidents have urged global vigilance to prevent crimes against humanity as they marked international Holocaust remembrance day.

Nazi suspect dies before Germany trial

2010-11-22 18:10

Samuel Kunz, one of the world's most-wanted Nazi suspects who was allegedly involved in killing hundreds of thousands of Jews, has died, says a Bonn court.

Holocaust survivor funds raided

2010-11-10 13:26

Two funds created to provide relief for cash-strapped Holocaust survivors have been raided for more than $42m with the help of administrators, US federal authorities say.

Holocaust-denying historian in Poland

2010-09-21 15:39

Holocaust-denying British historian David Irving has arrived in Poland to begin a nine-day tour of World War II Nazi German sites in the country.

Romania asked to scrap racist coin

2010-08-02 21:17

A leading Holocaust group has demanded that Romania's central bank withdraws from circulation a commemorative coin of a former church leader who held anti-Semitic views.

Debate over Holocaust dance clip

2010-07-16 21:31

A video clip of a Holocaust survivor dancing with his daughter and grandchildren at Auschwitz and other sites where millions died during the Holocaust has sparked debate.

Auschwitz rail route retraced

2010-06-14 16:44

Seventy years after German troops herded hundreds of Poles into cattle cars, survivors and relatives have retraced the route of the first rail convoy to Auschwitz.

$2.2m to buy Schindler's List

2010-03-22 20:16

The only privately held copy of a list that Oskar Schindler drew up of Jews to be saved from Hitler's concentration camps is on sale for $2.2m, the seller has said.

Concentration camp vandalised

2010-03-05 22:07

Vandals have defaced a former Nazi concentration camp with anti-Jewish and anti-Turkish graffiti, Austrian authorities say.

Holocaust-denier to be freed

2010-02-17 14:33

A German man is to be freed from prison after serving out his five-year sentence for questioning the holocaust, say prosecutors.


Is Zara's striped 'Holocaust' pyjamas the most insensitive thing you've ever seen?

2014-08-27 15:43

Zara has been forced to remove blue and white striped pyjamas reminiscent of the uniforms Nazis gave Jews to wear in concentration camps.

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.

Nazi-themed restaurant sparks controversy

2013-07-19 12:05

Authorities in central Indonesia plan to ask a restaurant owner to explain his reasons for opening a Nazi-themed cafe that has sparked controversy among locals and tourists.

Netanyahu vows: never another Auschwitz

2013-06-13 17:25

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has opened a new Holocaust exhibition at the former Auschwitz death camp, vowing Israel would do everything to prevent another genocide.

Germany arrests alleged Auschwitz guard

2013-05-06 20:03

German authorities have arrested a 93-year-old alleged former guard at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, on charges of complicity in the mass murder of prisoners.

Holocaust victims honoured in march

2013-04-08 18:06

Thousands of youth from Israel and other countries have marched in silence at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi death camp, to pay homage to 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.

Austria: 3 guilty of glorifying Nazism

2013-01-11 11:02

An Austrian court has convicted a leading neo-Nazi and two accomplices of glorifying Nazism through a website and sentenced them to prison terms of up to nine years.

Germany honours Roma Holocaust victims

2012-10-23 16:17

Chancellor Angela Merkel will finally open a much-delayed memorial to Roma victims of the Nazi regime.

Museum vandals 'thank' Hitler for Holocaust

2012-06-11 13:00

Hebrew graffiti thanking the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler for the Holocaust and denouncing Zionism have been sprayed inside the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, says a report.

Jews worldwide remember Holocaust

2012-04-19 20:01

Jews around the world have remembered the 6 million members of their faith who were killed by the Nazis and their European collaborators in World War II.

Mixed reaction to Mein Kampf reprint

2012-01-18 17:54

Historians have welcomed news that Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf will be reprinted in Germany but Holocaust survivors have slammed the move.

Swiss clear people who helped Jews flee

2011-12-30 07:36

A Swiss government commission is drawing to a close after clearing the names of 137 people judged to be criminals because they helped Jews escape Nazi persecution during World War II.

Holocaust museum evacuated as fire threatens Jerusalem

2011-07-17 17:17

Israeli rescue services have evacuated the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum as a large forest fire rages out of control on the outskirts of Jerusalem, police say.

Ahmadinejad doubts truth of 9/11, WWII

2011-06-25 14:45

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the truth about the 9/11 attacks as well as the World War II genocide should be exposed so as to stop terrorism.

Roma survivor cites "forgotten Holocaust"

2011-01-28 12:02

A Sinti and Roma speaker at Germany's Holocaust remembrance day has called the mass murder of Roma during the Nazi era the "forgotten Holocaust".

Germany doubles Holocaust survivor money

2010-12-07 15:05

The German government has agreed to double the money it provides for the at-home care of aging victims of the Holocaust, says a claims group.

Holocaust survivor's ashes go to Treblinka

2010-11-22 14:21

A son has fulfilled his Holocaust survivor mother's final wish that her ashes be taken to Poland and sprinkled at the death camp that killed her entire family.

Castro: Israel has right to exist

2010-09-23 12:28

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has told a reporter that Israel has the right to exist and that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was wrong to deny the Holocaust.

Gypsy leader compares Sarkozy to Nazis

2010-09-08 20:35

A Romanian Gypsy leader has compared French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Romania's pro-Nazi wartime leader, following the expulsion of hundreds of Gypsies from France.

Politician makes 'Holocaust' jibe

2010-07-22 12:43

An Australian politician has apologised for describing a government building programme as a "holocaust".

'Nazi guard's' trial extended

2010-06-17 17:14

The trial of a 90-year-old man accused of 27 900 counts of accessory to murder during his alleged time as a Nazi death camp guard has been extended by three months.

Outcry over lesbian kiss

2010-03-26 07:50

Holocaust scholars have attacked a bid to include images of kissing lesbians in a monument of homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis.

'Closet-Nazi' runs for president

2010-03-08 18:29

A far-right candidate for Austria's presidential election has denounced a law banning Nazi groups and Holocaust denial, leading to her being labled a 'closet-Nazi'.

Holocaust denier released

2010-03-01 22:19

Far-right activist Ernst Zundel has been released after serving several years in a German prison for denying the Holocaust ever happened.

Vatican puts archives on the net

2010-02-16 19:00

The Vatican is to make some of its World War 2 archives available on the internet to calm the controversy over Pope Pius XII's actions during the war.

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