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Activists apologize for use of Holocaust victims’ remains

Dec. 5, 2019 4:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An activist group has apologized to Jewish organizations outraged over their use of purported Holocaust victims’ remains in an installation outside Germany’s parliament building meant to draw attention to the perils of far-right extremism. The Center for Political Beauty, a...

Pioneer of foreign government terrorism lawsuits dies at 74

Dec. 3, 2019 12:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allan Gerson, a lawyer who pursued Nazi war criminals and pioneered the practice of suing foreign governments in U.S. courts for complicity to terrorism has died at the age of 74. Gerson died Sunday at his home in Washington, D.C., from complications of the degenerative brain disorder...

Jews angered by activists’ use of Holocaust victims’ remains

Dec. 3, 2019 7:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Jewish groups expressed outrage on Tuesday at an oversized urn placed in front of the German parliament that those behind it claim contains Holocaust victims’ remains and is meant to highlight the dangers of far-right extremism. The International Auschwitz Committee condemned the...

Survey: About 1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs

Nov. 21, 2019 2:34 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — About one in four Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west, according to a survey released Thursday. The poll of 14 European countries, done for the New York-based Anti-Defamation League, found anti-Semitic...

Survey: About 1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs

Nov. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — About one in four Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west, according to a survey released Thursday. The poll of 14 European countries, done for the New York-based Anti-Defamation League, found anti-Semitic...

Climate activist’s remarks downplaying Holocaust spark anger

Nov. 20, 2019 5:29 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent British climate change activist sparked anger Wednesday after appearing to downplay the Holocaust in an interview with a German newspaper. Roger Hallam, who co-founded the activist group Extinction Rebellion, told the German newspaper Die Zeit that the Nazis’ murder of 6...

Israel to host largest event ever focused on anti-Semitism

Nov. 20, 2019 6:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials announced Wednesday that dozens of world leaders will arrive in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on combatting anti-Semitism amid a global spike in violence against Jews. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the fifth World Holocaust Forum in January will...

German archive uploads details of millions of Nazi victims

Nov. 19, 2019 7:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s International Center on Nazi Persecution has uploaded some 850,000 documents with information on ten million people collected after the end of World War II in the American occupied zone of Germany. The Bad Arolsen-based archive said in a statement Tuesday that the documents...

“Schindler’s List” producer Branko Lustig dies at 87

Nov. 14, 2019 1:50 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, died Thursday. He was 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. No other details were immediately released. Lustig is best known for winning...

Pope blasts 'inhuman, un-Christian' rebirth of anti-Semitism

Nov. 13, 2019 6:34 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has denounced the "inhuman, un-Christian" rebirth of anti-Semitism, weighing in on an issue that has convulsed Italy in recent weeks. Speaking at his general audience Wednesday, Francis denounced anti-Semitism, saying it is raging after the world thought the "brutalities"...