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Warsaw synagogue 'reappears' on anniversary of ghetto revolt

Apr. 19, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by German forces during World War II, made a brief reappearance as an apparition of light during commemorations for the Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Light was projected Thursday night onto the modern glass building in the place where the...

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

Apr. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it's investigating under the terms...

Croatia Jews, Serbs, anti-fascists, Roma gather at WWII site

Apr. 12, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jewish, Serb, anti-fascist and Roma groups came together Friday to commemorate the victims of a World War II death camp in Croatia, boycotting upcoming official ceremonies for the fourth year in a row over what they say is government inaction over neo-Nazi sentiments in the country....

Today in History

Apr. 11, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2019. There are 264 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. On this date: In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a...

Holocaust group condemns congressman's use of Hitler phrase

Apr. 5, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Holocaust Commission is condemning a congressman's use of Adolf Hitler's phrase "big lie" to describe allegations that President Donald Trump colluded with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election. The commission released a statement Wednesday criticizing...

O'Rourke Holocaust words demean victims, Adelson group says

Apr. 5, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

The Republican Jewish Coalition, backed by GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, is accusing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke of "demeaning" the memories of Holocaust victims by likening President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigrants to that used in Nazi Germany. In a statement Friday, Executive...

5 German firms each give $1.1 million to Holocaust memorial

Apr. 2, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Five well-known German companies, including the country's only publicly traded soccer club, are donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) each to Israel's Yad Vashem memorial for the development of a facility to preserve, catalog and store Holocaust-related artifacts. Borussia Dortmund managing...

German train car arrives in New York for Auschwitz exhibit

Mar. 31, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a Sunday morning, a crane lowered a rusty remnant of the Holocaust onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage — a vintage German train car like those used to transport men, women and children to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps. The windowless boxcar is among...

German band Rammstein blasted for concentration camp video

Mar. 28, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Jewish organizations and the Israeli government criticized German hard rock band Rammstein on Thursday for a video promoting its new single that features group members on an execution gallows dressed as concentration camp inmates. Several organizations called the music video for the upcoming...

Legendary Israeli Mossad agent Rafi Eitan dies at 92

Mar. 23, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rafi Eitan, a legendary Israeli Mossad spy who led the capture of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, died Saturday. He was 92. Eitan was one of the founders of Israel's vaunted intelligence community and among its most prominent figures in Israel and abroad. "Rafi was among the heroes of...