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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Anti-Semitism seen in Capitol insurrection raises alarms

Jan. 13, 2021 1:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last week clamoring to overturn the result of November's presidential election, photographs captured a man in the crowd wearing a shirt emblazoned with “Camp Auschwitz,” a reference to the Nazi...

A man adjusts images of Iancu Tucarman, during his funeral, at a Jewish cemetery in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Tucarman, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Romania, on was buried after dying from COVID-19 last week at the age of 98. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Romania Holocaust survivor Tucarman dies from COVID-19 at 98

Jan. 11, 2021 2:49 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Iancu Tucarman, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Romania, was buried Monday after dying from COVID-19 last week. He was 98. Dozens gathered at Tucarman’s funeral in Bucharest to pay respects and mark a horrific legacy of World War II. The funeral was held...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 4, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Laredo Monitor. Dec. 31, 2020. Editorial: Will virus’ economic hit help bid to allow casinos? For more than two decades, the Texas Legislature has received proposed legislation that would allow casino gambling in the state, and the idea has been turned down every time. The proposal once again has been...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Dec. 17, 2020 2:27 PM EST

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Taxpayers should demand a refund Dec. 16 Idaho Mountain Express None of this is normal. Normal would be taxpayers getting the results they ask from the representatives they pay to do the jobs they were elected to do. Something else is happening now. Republicans in...

Dutch court refuses to return painting to Jewish heirs

Dec. 16, 2020 7:26 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940. Amsterdam District Court upheld a 2018 ruling by the Netherlands'...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019 file photo, a man walks through the gate of the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp with the phrase

Holocaust survivors honored with online event amid pandemic

Dec. 13, 2020 4:06 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An annual event bringing together Holocaust survivors from around the world to mark the start of Hanukkah was held online for the first time Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event organized by the Jewish Claims Conference also paid tribute to those killed by the Nazis and raised...

Dr. Lilly Filler rests her hand on a memorial for victims of the Holocaust and Filler's family who survived the Holocaust at Beth Shalom Cemetery on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. She and her siblings placed the gravestone to honor all of their family members they never had the chance to meet because of their deaths in the Holocaust. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)

Holocaust ashes kept by WWII veteran get buried in SC

Dec. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People placed stones atop a granite memorial in a cemetery off Trenholm Road. The stones were a reminder that the dead are not forgotten and live on in the memory and lives of those placing the rocks, Rabbi Hesh Epstein said. The stones are white and brown, some gray, and the memorial...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014 file picture the medieval Dome Reliquary (13th century) of the Guelph Treasure, is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin. Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million. He is on a decadeslong mission to reclaim some 40 pieces of the Guelph Treasure, artwork, that his grandfather was forced to sell to the Nazis. It’s a pursuit that's now landed him at the Supreme Court, in a case to be argued Monday.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)

High court hears Nazi-era cases from Germany, Hungary

Dec. 7, 2020 3:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struggled with whether to allow two lawsuits stemming from claims of property taken from Jews in Germany and Hungary during the Nazi era to continue in U.S. courts. One case was brought by a group of Hungarian Holocaust survivors. They’re seeking to be...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

US Embassy in Hungary slams article likening Soros to Hitler

Nov. 30, 2020 10:51 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Budapest on Monday condemned an article published by a Hungarian official that drew parallels between American-Hungarian billionaire George Soros and Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. The embassy posted on its Twitter account that it “strongly condemns”...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

Hungarian official retracts comparing George Soros to Hitler

Nov. 29, 2020 12:28 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After facing strong condemnation, a Hungarian commissioner on Sunday begrudgingly retracted an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, a staunch critic of Hungary’s government, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. “Europe is George...