The Holocaust

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 filer, Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi, second from left, poses for a photo with Holocaust survivors Sami Modiano, left, and Piero Terracina, right, during an event to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Rome's Capitol Hill. Piero Terracina, 91, one of the last survivors of Italy's tiny Jewish community who were deported to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died. Rome's Jewish Community said Terracina died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. He was deported to the complex of Auschwitz-Birkenau camps with his family, where his parents, three siblings and other relatives perished. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
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December 08, 2019 - 12:22 pm
ROME (AP) — Piero Terracina, described as the last survivor among the Roman Jews who were deported from the Italian capital to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died at 91. Terracina died on Sunday, Rome's Jewish Community said. As a 15-year-old, he escaped the roundup by German occupying...
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An oversized urn covered with a black plastic wrap placed by the artist group 'Center for Political Beauty" near the German parliament building, the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. An activist group has apologized to Jewish groups who expressed outrage at an urn placed in front of the German parliament that the activists claim contains Holocaust victims' remains. The Center for Political Beauty said late Wednesday they had not intended to hurt the feelings of Holocaust survivors and their descendants when they placed the urn in front of Reichstag building Monday. (Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 05, 2019 - 3:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — An activist group has apologized to Jewish organizations outraged over their use of purported Holocaust victims’ remains in an installation outside Germany’s parliament building meant to draw attention to the perils of far-right extremism. The Center for Political Beauty, a Germany-...
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November 20, 2019 - 3:22 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A British environmental activist has sparked anger in Germany after appearing to downplay the Holocaust in an interview. Roger Hallam, who co-founded the activist group Extinction Rebellion that campaigns against climate change, told German newspaper Die Zeit that the Nazis’ murder of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, Croatian born movie producer Branko Lustig looks on at the festival square during the Sarajevo Film Festival, in Sarajevo. Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, has died at 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. Lustig is best known for winning Academy Awards for Best Picture for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler's List” and for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.” (AP Photo/Hidajet Delic, file)
November 14, 2019 - 12:49 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, died Thursday. He was 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. No other details were immediately released. Lustig is best known for...
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Melpomeni Dina holds the hand of an Israeli girl during a reunion at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Dina, a 92-year-old Greek woman who rescued a Jewish family during the Holocaust has been reunited with two of the people she saved and dozens of their family members. Once a regular ritual, such reunions are quickly disappearing due to the advanced age of the rescuers and survivors. (AP Photo/Patty Nieberg)
November 03, 2019 - 11:09 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A 92-year-old Greek woman who rescued a Jewish family during the Holocaust has been reunited with two of the people she saved and dozens of their family members. Sunday's emotional gathering took place at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Once a regular ritual, such reunions...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, during the weekly Angelus prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 10:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declared that the Vatican Secret Archive isn't so secret after all. Francis on Monday officially changed the name of the Holy See archive to remove what he said were the "negative" connotations of having "secret" in its name. From now on, the vast trove of...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2012 file photo, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, cheif of the Conference of European Rabbis, gestures during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt will give the Moshe Rosen Award, which recognizes non-Jews who promote dialogue, understanding and tolerance to ensure a Jewish future in Europe, to founder of Catholic charity Andrea Riccardi during a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 in Rome. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, file)
October 24, 2019 - 10:35 am
MILAN (AP) — The chief rabbi of the main Orthodox rabbinical alliance in Europe says that a resurgence of anti-Semitism on the continent "poses an existential threat to the Jewish community." The warning by Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmit was sounded as the Conference of European Rabbis awarded the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated 1931, Mahatma Gandhi talks to a crowd in India. Israel’s national library has unearthed an 80-year-old handwritten letter that Gandhi sent a Jewish official upon the outbreak of World War II. The father of modern India wrote the Jewish New Year greeting to the head of a local Jewish organization on Sept. 1, 1939 wishing him “an era of peace for your afflicted people.” (AP Photo/James A. Mills, File)
September 24, 2019 - 12:01 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — On the same day World War II broke out in Europe, Mahatma Gandhi wrote a short Jewish New Year greeting to a local Indian Jewish official, offering ominous good wishes to his "afflicted people." The National Library of Israel recently unearthed the 80-year-old handwritten letter...
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September 08, 2019 - 9:34 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S.-based Jewish foundation has held an event in Warsaw to honor Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger decades ago to save others. The Jewish...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, Polish President Andrzej Duda, center and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier stand during a memorial ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
September 01, 2019 - 9:44 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's president expressed deep remorse for the suffering his nation inflicted on Poland and the rest of Europe during World War II, warning of the dangers of nationalism as world leaders gathered Sunday in the country where the war started at incalculable costs. "This war...
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