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Monument to Holocaust victims vandalized in Ukraine

Jan. 20, 2020 9:54 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Vandals have damaged a monument to the victims of the Holocaust in Ukraine a week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27. Joel Lion, the Israeli ambassador in Ukraine, tweeted a picture Monday of the monument in Kryvyi Rih, a city in eastern Ukraine, with the...

People attend a ceremony that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest Jewish ghetto in Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The ghetto was liberated by the Soviet Red Army during World War II on January 17, 1945. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)

Hungary commemorates 1945 liberation of Budapest ghetto

Jan. 19, 2020 10:13 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Jewish community on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet troops of the Budapest ghetto, where over 70,000 Jews were confined near the end of World War II. While some 550,000 Hungarian Jews were killed during the Holocaust in Nazi-run death...

The monument Levenslicht, or Light of Life, by artist Daan Roosegaarde, consisting of 104,000 light-emitting stones for the number of Dutch Holocaust victims is unveiled in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, to mark the 75th anniversary, later this month, of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Glowing stones form new Dutch memorial to Holocaust victims

Jan. 16, 2020 2:05 PM EST

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A new memorial was unveiled Thursday made up of 104,000 light-emitting stones commemorating Dutch victims of the Holocaust ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp. Artist Daan Roosegaarde said he drew inspiration for the work...

London pledges contribution to Auschwitz-Birkenau foundation

Jan. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan pledged 300,000 pounds ($390,000) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation in Poland on Monday, arguing that the institution plays a vital role in educating Londoners visiting the site on the horrors of the Holocaust. London joins Paris and dozens of nations in giving...

Agnes Keleti, former Olympic gold medal winning gymnast, poses for a photo with two of her Olympic medals at her apartment in Budapest, Hungary Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020. Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds — at the 1952 Helsinki Games and at the 1956 Melbourne Games. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Jan. 9, 2020 6:44 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds...

Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, and Archbishop of Warsaw Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz attend the 12th annual Epiphany procession in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Epiphany, the 12th night of Christmas, marks the day the three kings visited Christ. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish president boycotts Holocaust remembrance in Israel

Jan. 7, 2020 2:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president said Tuesday that he won't attend a commemoration in Israel to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp because he was not asked to speak at the forum along with world leaders who include the presidents of Russia and Germany....

The author Eliyah Havemann reattaches a previously dismantled steel plate to the controversial steel column of the artists' collective

Berlin police stop removal of urn that angered Jewish groups

Jan. 5, 2020 11:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Activists said Sunday that Berlin police prevented them from dismantling an art installation that angered Jewish groups after those who erected it claimed it contained Holocaust victims' remains. A group calling itself Performance Art Committee said about 20 of its members attempted to cut...

Holocaust education planned after WV jail guard Nazi salute

Dec. 31, 2019 6:54 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — West Virginia plans to begin training its corrections department staff about the Holocaust after a photograph of correction officer cadets giving Nazi salutes led to dozens of firings and widespread outrage, officials said Tuesday. A spokesman for the West Virginia Department of...

Holocaust survivor and WWII veteran Mikhail Spectr, 86, pauses as he speaks during the annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Spectr was taken to Jewry in 1941 at the age of 8 when Nazi soldiers arrived at his village in Ukraine Soviet republic. Mikhail Spectr had been kept at ghetto in Transnistria, territory between Dniester and Southern Bug, occupied by the Nazi and its allies from 1941 and 1944. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

From New York to Moscow, Holocaust survivors share memories

Dec. 23, 2019 6:15 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivors sang at Jerusalem's Western Wall, danced in Paris and lit candles in other cities to celebrate Hanukkah together, recalling Nazi horrors that Jewish community leaders fear are fading from the world's collective memory. An 86-year-old man in Moscow described being forced by...

Grave of top Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is dug up in Berlin

Dec. 16, 2019 9:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say someone has dug up the grave of a top Nazi leader buried anonymously in the heart of the German capital but appears to have left his bones undisturbed. Police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt told the B.Z. newspaper that a worker at the Invalidenfriedhof cemetery discovered last...