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US film crew chasing Poland Holocaust story may face charges

Feb. 14, 2020 10:38 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of U.S. award-winning documentary filmmakers pursuing a Holocaust-era story in western Poland could face charges of unauthorized excavation work, punishable by up to two years in prison, a Polish prosecutor said Friday. Seven filmmakers, mostly from Los Angeles, are researching...

People visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. A long stalemate over the future independence of the landmark Jewish history museum is building toward a crucial turning point after the former director — who won a competition for a second term but whom Poland's populist government refuses to reinstate — offered to renounce the job.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Impasse at Jewish museum in Warsaw approaches resolution

Feb. 12, 2020 12:17 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A stalemate over the future of Warsaw’s landmark Jewish history museum moved closer to a resolution on Wednesday after the former director — who won a competition for a second term but whom Poland's populist government refused to reinstate — offered to stand...

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio listens to questions during an interview with The Associated Press in his studio in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2019. Di Maio says there is no risk his country will leave the European Union but is calling for reforms to give more weight to European lawmakers since they are directly elected by citizens. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

AP Interview: Italy wants to shift but stay in EU's orbit

Feb. 4, 2020 4:00 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy is not looking to leave the European Union but wants reforms that would shift the Britain-less bloc's “center of gravity” away from bureaucratic institutions in Brussels to elected bodies like the European Parliament, the country's populist foreign minister said Tuesday. In...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo the market place with the Stadtkirche (Town Church) is pictured in Wittenberg, Germany. A German appeals court has rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,

German appeals court denies bid to remove anti-Semitic relic

Feb. 4, 2020 12:02 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,” sculpture on the Town Church in Wittenberg is one of more than 20...

In this photo taken on Thursday Jan. 30, 2020, Victor Perahia, who was interned as a child in the Drancy camp and deported to Bergen-Belsen speaks to students during a workshop dedicated to the Holocaust remembrance at the Drancy Shoah memorial, outside Paris. French Holocaust survivor Victor Perahia was 9 when his family was seized by the Nazis, but couldn't bear to speak about what happened for 40-years, but is now telling his story to schoolchildren at Drancy, backdropped by the buildings that once imprisoned him. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Holocaust survivor seeks teens to bear witness for future

Feb. 4, 2020 11:10 AM EST

DRANCY, France (AP) — The girls and boys in the room were just a little older than Victor Perahia was when he was finally freed in 1945, his body wracked with tuberculosis and typhus, his mind anguished by the suffering and death he had seen. After 40 years of self-imposed silence, he now returns time and...

Eminent man of letters George Steiner dead at age 90

Feb. 3, 2020 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — George Steiner, who became one of the world's leading public intellectuals through his uncommon erudition, multilingual perspective and the provocative lessons he drew from his Jewish roots and escape from the Holocaust, died Monday. He was 90. His son, David Steiner, told The Associated...

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz, at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP)

Israel's Holocaust museum apologizes for inaccurate videos

Feb. 3, 2020 11:10 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, issued an apology Monday for videos presented during a ceremony attended by world leaders last month, saying they included “a number of inaccuracies.” Dan Michman, head of Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research,...

A passenger wearing a mask arrives to the Antonio Carlos Jobim Galeao International Airport, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Passengers and airport workers are voluntarily wearing masks as a precautionary measure amid an outbreak of the coronavirus that started in China. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

China's Israel envoy compares virus travel bans to Holocaust

Feb. 2, 2020 2:45 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — China's acting ambassador to Israel apologized on Sunday after comparing the closure of several national borders to Chinese citizens amid fears of a new virus from China to the turning away of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. Dai Yuming told reporters at a English-language press...

This spring 1943 photo provided by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shows a group of auxiliary guards at the Nazi death camp Sobibor in German-occupied Poland. A Holocaust historian said researchers concluded that John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard, is presumably depicted in this photo. (U.S.  Holocaust Memorial Museum via AP)

Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

Jan. 31, 2020 8:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard. The collection unveiled...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 29, 2020 5:16 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 29 The Los Angeles Times on federal spending: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued yet another warning Tuesday that the federal government is heading down a dangerous fiscal path, racking up debt at an alarming rate. The CBO...