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Oregon passes law saying schools must teach the Holocaust

Jul. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. The law was introduced by 14-year old Claire...

Principal may lose job over comment about Holocaust

Jul. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school superintendent is recommending that a recently reassigned high school principal should lose his job for telling a student's mother that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened." Palm Beach County Superintendent Donald Fennoy said in videotaped statement...

Long lost WWII-era Soviet songs brought to life in Israel

Jul. 9, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — In a musty basement hall of an unassuming building nestled among modern high-rises in the heart of Tel Aviv, a few hundred spectators are kindly requested to turn off their cellphones. What makes the typical scene surreal is that they are asked to do so in Yiddish — the...

Dutch court clears way for Holocaust memorial in Amsterdam

Jul. 9, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has cleared the way for a monument to be built in Amsterdam commemorating victims of the Holocaust. Tuesday's decision ends a legal fight by a group of local residents to block construction of the memorial, which will include the names of 102,000 Jews, Roma and...

Film producer and Holocaust survivor Artur Brauner dies

Jul. 7, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of post-World War II Germany's most prominent film producers, died Sunday at age 100. Brauner's family said he died in Berlin, the German news agency dpa reported. Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said Germany has lost one of the...

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor dies at age 85

Jul. 4, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, who championed forgiveness even for those who carried out the Holocaust atrocities, died Thursday during an overseas trip for a museum she founded in Indiana, her son said. Kor was in Krakow, Poland, for an annual educational trip with the CANDLES Holocaust Museum...

Graphic, sexually explicit Facebook posts roil Border Patrol

Jul. 2, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

CLINT, Texas (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol slammed as "completely inappropriate" sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young daughter in a secret Facebook group for agents. The existence of...

Germany extends Holocaust compensation to survivor spouses

Jul. 1, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis said Tuesday that Germany has agreed to extend compensation to their surviving spouses and to increase other payments, taking the total to be paid out in 2020 to around $1 billion. Until now, pension payments...

Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

Jun. 26, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch national railway company said Wednesday it will pay reparations to Jews, Roma and Sinti whom it transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II — from where they were sent to Nazi concentration camps. NS said in a statement that its role in...

Family: Man killed in LA hit-and-run was Holocaust survivor

Jun. 21, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said they are looking for a driver in a hit-and-run that killed a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday the collision occurred early Monday in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood. Graphic security video shows a light-colored...