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RFK Jr. apologizes after condemnation for Anne Frank comment

Jan. 25, 2022 16:51 PM EST

Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., apologized Tuesday for suggesting things are worse for people today than they were for Anne Frank, the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp after hiding with her family in a secret annex in an Amsterdam house for two years. ...

RFK Jr. remarks on Anne Frank, vaccines draw condemnation

Jan. 25, 2022 15:49 PM EST

Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made “deeply offensive" comments when he suggested things are worse for people today than they were for Anne Frank, the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp after hiding with her family in a secret annex in an Amsterdam house for two years,...

77 years after Auschwitz, Jews honor those who rescued them

Jan. 25, 2022 03:36 AM EST

DURACH, Germany (AP) — Andrzej Sitkowski was 15 years old when his mother told him that she had been asked by a neighbor to hide a little Jewish girl from the Nazis at their home. “It was a short conversation, and then, yes, we decided to take in Hadassah and she was brought over...

Jewish leaders, backers defiant a week after hostage siege

Jan. 22, 2022 14:37 PM EST

On the eve of her 100th birthday Saturday, Ruth Salton told her daughter she was going one way or another to Friday night Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel, just days after a gunman voicing antisemitic conspiracy theories held four worshippers hostage for 10 hours at the Fort Worth-area...

US academics use radar to help seek missing in split Cyprus

Jan. 21, 2022 11:36 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.S. academics who help locate Holocaust mass graves and execution sites in Eastern Europe have used ground-penetrating radar to seek burial sites on Cyprus of people missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion and earlier interethnic strife. Team leader Harry M....

UN approves resolution condemning denial of Nazi Holocaust

Jan. 20, 2022 17:11 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution Thursday condemning any denial of the Holocaust and urging all nations and social media companies “to take active measures to combat antisemitism and Holocaust denial or distortion.” The...

German FM: Diplomats shared blame for Holocaust

Jan. 20, 2022 08:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Thursday that the country's diplomats during the Nazi era shared blame for the Holocaust and she wants more training for staff to speak up against all forms of discrimination. In a statement marking the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee...

Pfizer chief Albert Bourla wins $1 million Genesis Prize

Jan. 19, 2022 01:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Albert Bourla, chairman and chief executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc., was awarded on Wednesday the prestigious Genesis Prize for his efforts in leading the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The $1 million award is granted each year to a person...

Polish official fired after calling Holocaust law 'stupid'

Jan. 10, 2022 07:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish diplomat charged with improving contacts with Jews worldwide has been fired after he criticized his own government's approach to regulating Holocaust speech, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Jaroslaw Nowak, the plenipotentiary for contacts with the...

Israel lawmaker under fire for remarks on West Bank settlers

Jan. 06, 2022 11:00 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli deputy minister was under fire Thursday for calling residents of an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost “subhuman,” sparking an outcry that underscored the fragility of Israel's ideologically diverse coalition. Yair Golan, a former...