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'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto's sought-after audience award

Sep. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in Toronto,...

Berlin celebrates postwar visitor program for expelled Jews

Sep. 15, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin was the last place Helga Melmed had expected to see again. She was 14 when the Nazis forced her and her family onto a train from their home in the German capital to the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland, in 1941. That started a gruesome odyssey that later saw her imprisoned at Auschwitz...

Judge orders release of far-right extremist in gun case

Sep. 13, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly in Washington, D.C., sentenced 31-year-old Jeffrey...

Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander

Sep. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A district in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, decided Thursday to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander from its site, a move that angered Russia. Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated Prague and large parts of Czechoslovakia from the...

German official recalls Polish troops who fought Nazi attack

Sep. 10, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The speaker of Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the Polish soldiers who managed to fend off a massive Nazi onslaught for days at the start of World War II. Speaking Tuesday on the 80th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Wizna, Wolfgang Schaeuble recalled the "heroic defense by a...

Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit' finds a mixed response in Toronto

Sep. 9, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it. "I'm still learning, really, how to describe it," Waititi says. It's no easy task. But, then...

Feds recommend 10-month sentence for extremist in gun case

Sep. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday recommended a 10-month prison sentence followed by 3 years of supervised release for a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Jeffrey Clark Jr....

Erik Larson's next book centers on Nazi blitz of London

Sep. 4, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Erik Larson's next book tells a story he knows has been heard before. "The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz," which comes out next March, is set during the Nazi bombing of London in 1940-41. Countless books and movies have documented those...

Dutch woman who helped Jews during WWII dies in Michigan

Sep. 4, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman who authored a book chronicling her efforts that helped save hundreds of Jews in the Netherlands during the Nazi Occupation of World War II has died. Diet (DEET) Eman died Tuesday in Grand Rapids at age 99, according to Seymour Christian Reformed Church...

Brexit politics of retribution snares Churchill relative

Sep. 4, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's expulsion of Conservative lawmakers who defied his will on Brexit to suffocate the possibility of a no-deal departure from the European Union was striking. After all, he himself voted twice against his predecessor's withdrawal agreement earlier this year...