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Commissioner who shared antisemitic meme again condemned

Sep. 22, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A Clackamas County commissioner who has previously been called on to resign over racist comments has drawn condemnation for an incendiary post on social media. Commissioner Mark Shull shared a meme on Facebook appearing to compare vaccine...

Dutch king unveils Holocaust name monument in Amsterdam

Sep. 19, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — King Willem-Alexander officially unveiled a new memorial in the heart of Amsterdam's historic Jewish Quarter on Sunday honoring more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust, and the Dutch prime minister vowed that it would remind citizens today to be vigilant against...

Jewish leaders bury remains found in former Warsaw ghetto

Sep. 14, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's Jewish community buried an unidentified Holocaust victim on Tuesday whose remains were discovered this summer in a building that was within the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. “We are here as the family for a person we don't know,”...

Your suffering is ours: Pope honors Slovak Holocaust victims

Sep. 13, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Pope Francis honored Slovakian Holocaust victims and atoned for Christian complicity in wartime crimes as he sought to promote reconciliation Monday in a country where a Catholic priest was president of a Nazi puppet state that deported tens of thousands of its...

Holocaust survivor, scholar awarded $815,000 Balzan Prize

Sep. 13, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An Israeli-French-American Holocaust survivor and historian and a U.S. scientist specializing in gut bacteria were among the recipients this year’s Balzan Prizes, recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements, announced on Monday. Saul Friedlander,...

New Greek health minister apologizes over Holocaust remarks

Sep. 01, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new right-wing health minister apologized Wednesday for past remarks that the country's Jewish community had taken strong issue with, and avowed his “absolute respect” for Holocaust victims and his opposition to antisemitism. ...

Lawmaker compares vaccine mandate to Nazi death camp doctor

Aug. 29, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group of Maine Democrats wants a state Republican lawmaker to resign over comments in which she compared vaccine mandates for healthcare workers to the Nazi doctor known as the “Angel of Death” for experiments on Jews during the Holocaust. A...

Polish art show defies 'cancel culture' but some see racism

Aug. 27, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exhibition at a Polish state museum that opened Friday features the works of provocative artists in what organizers describe as a celebration of free speech, and a challenge to political correctness and “cancel culture” on the political left. ...

Groups warn limits on race education would include Holocaust

Aug. 23, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights leaders on Monday warned Missouri lawmakers that attempts to ban critical race theory in schools could scare educators away from teaching about the Holocaust. Rabbis, teachers and others testified during an informational Joint...

Mask, vaccine conflicts descend into violence and harassment

Aug. 21, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Hawaii lieutenant governor watched in horror as protesters showed up outside his condo, yelled at him through bullhorns and beamed strobe lights into the building to harass him over vaccine requirements. A parent in Northern California barged into his...