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Iranian president's Holocaust remarks spark outcry in Israel

Sep. 19, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Iranian president's comment that “there are some signs” that the Holocaust happened but that the issue required more research sparked an outcry on Monday from Israeli officials, who denounced the remarks as antisemitic Holocaust denial. Hard-line President...

New York museums to disclose artwork looted by Nazis

Sep. 16, 2022 05:41 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Museums in New York that exhibit artworks looted by Nazis during the Holocaust are now required by law to let the public know about those dark chapters in their provenance through placards displayed with the stolen objects. At least 600,000 pieces of art were...

Germany marks 70 years of compensating Holocaust survivors

Sep. 15, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis said Thursday that Germany agreed to pay approximately $1.2 billion (euros) to Holocaust survivors living around the world in 2023, bringing its total compensation to more than 80 billion euros. ...

Sisters who survived Holocaust die days apart in Alabama

Sep. 07, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two sisters who survived the Holocaust as girls and moved to the United States afterward died just days apart in their adopted home of Alabama. The Alabama Holocaust Education Center said Ruth Scheuer Siegler died Saturday at the age of 95. Her sister, Ilse...

Israeli president evokes horrors, ties at German parliament

Sep. 06, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Israel's president addressed Germany's parliament on Tuesday about atrocities committed during the Third Reich, while at the same time praising the close and friendly relations that have emerged between the two countries since the end of the Holocaust. Six million...

Survivor of Holocaust, Munich attack heads back to Germany

Sep. 05, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

BERGEN-BELSEN, Germany (AP) — They call him the ultimate survivor: Shaul Ladany lived through a Nazi concentration camp and escaped the massacre of 11 fellow Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Decades later the 86-year-old is back in Germany to visit the two...

Minnesota's Walz hits rival Jensen for Holocaust remarks

Aug. 25, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz criticized Republican challenger Scott Jensen on Thursday for repeated comments that equated masking rules and other restrictions the governor imposed early in the COVID-19 pandemic with the rise of authoritarianism in Nazi Germany and the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 22, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 21, 2022. Editorial: Mounting threats to elections workers should concern us all Imagine going to work every day to protect American democracy and the cherished right to vote, and being threatened with violence and death just because...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 22, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 21, 2022. Editorial: Mounting threats to elections workers should concern us all Imagine going to work every day to protect American democracy and the cherished right to vote, and being threatened with violence and death just because...

In call with Israeli PM, Scholz condemns Holocaust denial

Aug. 18, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told Israel's prime minister Thursday that he condemns any attempts to deny or downplay the Holocaust, offering reassurance after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sparked outrage with remarks to that effect earlier this week. Speaking...