German woman's letter to man who fled Nazis stirs memories

2017-10-25 10:18

Peter Hirschmann has often recounted his own story of fleeing Germany as a teenager to escape Adolf Hitler's persecution of the Jews. However, a surprise letter from Nuremberg stirred very different thoughts of his past.

Jewish Board of Deputies takes BLF's Mngxitama to Equality Court over Holocaust tweets

2017-09-05 21:45

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies has launched an Equality Court case against Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama, saying his recent tweets mocked the orchestrated murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

Skulls Of My People doccie is a crucial Namibian story

2017-06-04 09:49

A vital documentary film, Skulls Of My People, forms part of the line-up for this year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.

Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with sombre ceremony

2017-04-23 21:01

Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II.

Trump spokesperson apologises for 'insensitive' Hitler reference

2017-04-12 06:05

White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologised for "insensitive" remarks in which he seemed to favourably compare Adolf Hitler's actions during the Holocaust to atrocities carried out now by strongman Bashar Assad in Syria.

Stolen 'Work will set you free' gate returned to Dachau

2017-02-22 17:08

An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei", stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, has been returned to the site.

Philippine president apologises to Jews for Hitler remark

2016-10-02 22:19

The Philippine president has apologised to Jews worldwide after his remarks that drew comparisons between his bloody anti-drug war and Hitler and the Holocaust sparked shock and outrage.

Warsaw warns against calling Nazi death camps 'Polish'

2016-08-17 05:42

Poland's rightwing government has said it would seek fines or jail terms of up to three years against anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish.

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.


Ex-Nazi death camp guard, 96, charged with complicity

2017-10-20 14:48

German prosecutors have charged a 96-year-old former SS guard at a Nazi death camp with complicity in the murder of detainees, in one of the last criminal cases linked to the Holocaust.

Dear Andile, my ancestors may have been soap, but were more than you will ever be

2017-08-25 08:23

Why would a person who claims to hear the crying of his African brothers evoke one of the most painful visual images of Jewish history to use it to torment, asks Howard Feldman.

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

2017-04-24 09:21

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Israel's enemies not to test it, as the country marks the annual memorial day for victims of the Holocaust.

Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website's publisher

2017-04-18 22:30

A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a popular neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family over the internet.

WH's Spicer puts his foot in it with Hitler comment

2017-04-11 22:34

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said that Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" - a comment at odds with Hitler's use of gas chambers to exterminate Jews during the Holocaust.

Most post-WWII German justice officials were ex-Nazis - study

2016-10-10 18:45

Germany's post-World War II justice ministry was infested with ex-Nazis hellbent on protecting their former comrades, according to a new official study released.

Post-WWII Jewish 'Avengers' unapologetic for targeting Nazis

2016-08-31 20:05

Seventy years after the most daring attempt of Jewish Holocaust survivors to seek revenge, the leader of the plot has only one simple regret – that to his knowledge he didn't actually succeed in killing any Nazis.

Mourners say farewell to Elie Wiesel in New York

2016-07-03 21:05

Mourners have gathered in New York to bid farewell to Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace laureate hailed for his life's work of keeping alive the memory of Jews slaughtered during WWII.

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.

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