The Holocaust

In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo two Belrusian men, Adam Bialiatski, left and Mikita Valadzko, right, speak to The Associated Press in Warsaw, Poland. A Polish court has sentenced the two to prison for organizing a 2017 stunt in which they and other young adults stripped naked at Auschwitz and chained themselves together to the 'Arbeit Macht Frei' gate as one man slaughtered a sheep. They insist the act was an artistic performance protesting wars in Syria and Ukraine. The Polish court found that they desecrated the Holocaust remembrance site.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
May 28, 2019 - 7:12 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — On a cold day in March 2017, a group of young adults stripped naked at the former Auschwitz death camp and chained themselves together to the "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate as one man plunged a knife into a sheep's body over and over again. The two organizers of the stunt, including...
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May 15, 2019 - 1:44 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign ministry says it has summoned Israel's ambassador to the country to explain why the Polish ambassador to Israel was assaulted and insulted on the streets of Tel Aviv. The incident comes amid a bitter standoff between Poland and Israel over how to remember the...
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Thousands of Polish nationalists march to the U.S. Embassy, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Thousands of Polish nationalists have marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protesters included far-right groups and their supporters. They said the United States has no right to interfere in Polish affairs and that the U.S. government is putting "Jewish interests" over the interests of Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 12, 2019 - 11:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has canceled a visit by an Israeli delegation, saying the Israeli government made last-minute changes that suggested it would focus on the issue of the restitution of former Jewish property. The delegation was to have been headed by Avi Cohen-Scali,...
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Thousands of Polish nationalists march to the U.S. Embassy, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Thousands of Polish nationalists have marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protesters included far-right groups and their supporters. They said the United States has no right to interfere in Polish affairs and that the U.S. government is putting "Jewish interests" over the interests of Poland. The T-shirts read in Polish "This is Poland not Polin" (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 11, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protest took place amid a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic hate speech...
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Politicians leading the Holocaust remembrance "March of the Living" for the six million for Holocaust victims walk through the "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) gate at the start of the march between the parts of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 02, 2019 - 10:12 am
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of young Jews from around the world joined Holocaust survivors and politicians Thursday for an annual Holocaust remembrance march in southern Poland that focuses on fighting anti-Semitism and hatred. About 10,000 marchers carrying Israeli flags and "Say NO to anti-...
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FILE - In this file photo from May 2, 2013, a visitor looks at a poster of the former Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen during a press preview in a new memorial room at the former camp in Mauthausen, Austria. The concentration camp was liberated by U.S. troops on May 5, 1945. A new survey released on Thursday, May 2, 2019, has found that many Austrians lack basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, even though the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp was just outside of the city of Linz, and some of the key perpetrators of the Holocaust were Austrian. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
May 02, 2019 - 1:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — A new survey has found that many Austrians lack basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide — even though the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp was just outside of the city of Linz, and some of the key perpetrators of the Holocaust were Austrian. The study released Thursday by the New...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, shows a sign for Middlebury College on the campus in Middlebury, Vt. A Middlebury College chemistry professor whose written exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, the school said. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)
April 18, 2019 - 4:58 pm
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it's investigating under...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2011 file photo, in a sign of mourning, participants place pebbles on a monument to honour the hundreds of Jews murdered by their Polish neighbours during state and religious ceremony marking 70 years since the World War II massacre in Jedwabne, Poland. The Polish government says it is considering carrying out exhumations at a World War II-era site where Jews were burned alive in a barn by their Polish neighbors, something which would violate Jewish religious law. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
March 06, 2019 - 11:56 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government is reconsidering whether to exhume human remains at a World War II-era site where Jews were burned alive by Polish neighbors, though the country's chief rabbi says the work would violate Judaism's prohibition on disinterment under most circumstances...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during a Mass in the St. Crispino parish church, in the Labaro neighborhood, Rome, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 04, 2019 - 1:59 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that the church "isn't afraid of history," Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust and not doing enough to save lives. Describing that...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk." Israel Katz said in a live TV interview late Thursday that he did not regret his comment, insisting that "I, as a son...
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