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Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

Jun. 17, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw’s Jewish history museum opened an exhibition Thursday featuring works by a renowned Polish artist that confront the lingering and melancholy presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Nazi German forces carried out their destruction of Europe’s Jews and...

Dems, GOP edging away from fight over Reps. Greene, Omar

Jun. 16, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Republicans backed away Wednesday from a tit-for-tat battle over punishing firebrand lawmakers from the other party, setting aside for now a fight that risked inflicting political damage on each side. The mutual reluctance to battle...

Rep. Greene apologizes for comparing safety masks, Holocaust

Jun. 15, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust. “I'm truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the...

NY Holocaust survivors celebrated at concert after isolation

Jun. 14, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Holocaust survivors clapped, sang and danced Monday at a concert held in their honor in Brooklyn in the first large gathering for New York-area survivors after months of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The concert by popular...

Report: Team's antisemitic language goes back years

Jun. 11, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — An outside investigator has found that a Massachusetts high school football team that used antisemitic language during a game this season has been using similar language at practice for about a decade. The investigator was hired in March in...

Arizona refurbishes gas chamber in push to resume executions

Jun. 10, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — As it aims to resume executions after a seven-year hiatus, Arizona has refurbished its gas chamber, where the nation's last lethal-gas execution was carried out more than two decades ago before the United States rejected the brutal nature of the deaths. ...

Wisconsin lawmaker compares museum's mask policy to Nazis

Jun. 08, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state lawmaker compared a nonprofit children's museum's mask policy to the Nazi Party in a social media post that generated outrage and calls for an apology. Republican state Rep. Shae Sortwell shared a Facebook post on Friday by the...

Last of Soviet soldiers who liberated Auschwitz dies at 98

Jun. 06, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — David Dushman, the last surviving Soviet soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, has died. He was 98. The Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria said Sunday that Dushman had died at a Munich hospital on Saturday. ...

Tennessee hat shop offer of Star of David patches denounced

May. 30, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The owner of a Tennessee hat shop is dealing with pushback after posting a photo of herself to social media wearing a yellow patch resembling the Star of David with the words “not vaccinated.” The photo posted by Gigi Gaskins, owner of...

Alaska Jewish museum, gay bar tagged with swastika stickers

May. 27, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tall, thin man wearing a hood and a mask was caught on a security camera plastering Nazi stickers on a Jewish museum in Alaska’s largest city early Tuesday. He drove a scooter to the Alaska Jewish Museum, placed one sticker on the door and...