Auschwitz

German court upholds "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" conviction

A 95-year-old German man known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz has been sentenced for aiding and abetting genocide during the Nazi regime, the first such ruling ever handed down by a German court,...

German on trial for Nazi crimes believed to involve Anne Frank family

A 95-year-old German man accused of working at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp when Anne Frank's family likely arrived went on trial Monday charged with accessory to...

Germany hands prison sentence to Holocaust-denying "Nazi grandma"

A notorious 87-year-old Holocaust denier dubbed the "Nazi grandma" by German media was sentenced to eight months in prison Friday on charges of sedition relating to her claim that Auschwitz was...

Silence as Pope Francis visits Auschwitz death camp

Silence reigned as Pope Francis visited the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz on Friday, an event seen by many as the emotional highlight of his trip to Poland.

Former Auschwitz death camp guard sentenced to five years in prison

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz concentration camp guard has been sentenced to five years in prison after a German court found him guilty as an accessory to the murder of more than 170,000 people,...

World Jewish Congress: Former Auschwitz guard "got what he deserved"

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz concentration camp sentenced to five years in prison for participating in the murder of more than 170,000 people "got what he deserved," the president of the World...

Verdict expected in trial of former Auschwitz death camp guard

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz concentration camp guard faces a prison sentence of up to 15 years if found guilty by a German court on Friday as an accessory to the murder of more than 170,000,...

Trial of former Nazi official hangs on decision over fitness to stand

The trial of a former Nazi official over his suspected involvement in the deaths of 3,681 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp is set to begin in Germany on Monday, with a decision expected...

Holocaust survivors gather at Auschwitz to commemorate victims

More than 80 Holocaust survivors returned to Auschwitz on Wednesday, the 71st anniversary of the Nazi concentration camp's liberation.

Croatian, Polish presidents in Auschwitz: Never again!

Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the duty of all politicians was to see that horrors such those that happened in Auschwitz must never happen again.