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Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

Dec. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EST

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. Leaders of the...

Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to heirs

Dec. 03, 2022 02:30 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A musical manuscript handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven is getting returned to the heirs of the richest family in pre-World War II Czechoslovakia, whose members had to flee the country to escape the Holocaust. The Moravian Museum in the Czech city of Brno has had the...

Holocaust survivors offered DNA tests to help find family

Nov. 30, 2022 15:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Jackie Young had been searching. Orphaned as an infant, he spent the first few years of his life in a Nazi internment camp in what is now the Czech Republic. After World War II he was taken to England, adopted and given a new name. As an...

Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler

Nov. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EST

Sheetal Deo was shocked when she got a letter from her Queens apartment building’s co-op board calling her Diwali decoration “offensive” and demanding she take it down. “My decoration said ‘Happy Diwali’ and had a swastika on it,” said Deo, a physician, who was...

Asian faiths try to save sacred swastika corrupted by Hitler

Nov. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EST

Sheetal Deo was shocked when she got a letter from her Queens apartment building’s co-op board calling her Diwali decoration “offensive” and demanding she take it down. “My decoration said ‘Happy Diwali’ and had a swastika on it,” said Deo, a physician, who was...

Ritchie Boys proposed for a Congressional Gold Medal

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

CASCADE, Md. (AP) — Gideon Kantor first arrived at what was then Camp Ritchie in Cascade as a teenager in 1943. An arduous journey from his birthplace — Vienna, Austria — to the U.S. Army camp on South Mountain had taken him to various stops in Europe as his family attempted to...

Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96

Nov. 17, 2022 15:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Clary, a French-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II who played a feisty prisoner of war in the improbable 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died. He was 96. Clary died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in the Los...

Convicted French Holocaust denier arrested in Scotland

Nov. 15, 2022 11:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A French Holocaust denier who was convicted under France's anti-Nazi laws has been arrested in Scotland after authorities searched for him for two years, police said Tuesday. Police Scotland said Vincent Reynouard was arrested in Fife, north of Edinburgh, on Thursday...

Holocaust memorial: Kristallnacht photos were already seen

Nov. 13, 2022 15:11 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial acknowledged Sunday that a series of photos from Nazi Germany’s 1938 pogroms against Jews have been seen and published before, revising a claim it made when releasing the photos last week. The photos, which were recently...

Newly discovered photos show Nazi Kristallnacht up close

Nov. 09, 2022 12:21 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Harrowing, previously unseen images from 1938's Kristallnacht pogrom against German and Austrian Jews have surfaced in a photograph collection donated to Israel's Yad Vashem memorial, the organization said Wednesday. One shows a crowd of smiling, well-dressed...