Holocaust

Search for Nazi victim's relatives after necklace found at death camp

Excavations at the site of a Nazi concentration camp at Sobibor in Poland have unearthed jewellery belonging to a female victim, researchers said, as they tried to track down her family.

Exhibition on Roma genocide in WWII Croatia opens in Zagreb

An exhibition on the genocide of Roma in Croatia during World War II opened at the Conference Centre of the Roma National Council in Zagreb on Friday.

"Nazi grandma" gets another prison sentence for denying Holocaust

A notorious 88-year-old Holocaust denier dubbed the "Nazi grandma" by German media was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on charges of sedition relating to her claim that Auschwitz was...

Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel has died

Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel has died at age 87, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said Saturday.

Italian parliament approves law against Holocaust denial propaganda

Italy has joined the ranks of other countries in criminalizing the spread of anti-Semitic propaganda based on Holocaust denial, with a new law punishing such conduct with prison sentences ranging...

London's new Muslim mayor attends Holocaust memorial

London's new Muslim mayor, Labour politician Sadiq Khan, attended his first public event as mayor on Sunday at a memorial for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.

Jews won't allow belittling of respect for Holocaust victims, says Kraus

Attempts to tailor the past with the approval of the ruling authorities and failure to penalise such events in the past year must worry every decent citizen of Croatia, said the chairman of the...

Croatia observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

Members of the Jewish Community in Zagreb as well as the Bet Israel organisation held commemorations in Zagreb and Krapina, with state and local authorities attending the events.

 

Minister believes schools should teach more about Jasenovac and Holocaust

Sustar believes that Croatia's entire past should be studied in a scientific, calm, expert and civilised manner - both the phases of success that we can be proud of and those that were shameful....

President calls for uniting on fundamental values, joint Jasenovac commemoration

"To be perfectly clear, the NDH was certainly not independent and certainly did not protect the interests of the Croatian people, and the Ustasha regime was a criminal regime," the president said...

Memorial to Dubrovnik Holocaust victims unveiled

A memorial to Holocaust victims was unveiled at the Jewish cemetery in Dubrovnik on Friday.

Croatian govt. doing utmost so Holocaust isn't forgotten, says FM

The Croatian people is strongly against any racial or religious intolerance and the incumbent government will do everything so that remembering the Holocaust is not forgotten, Foreign Minister...

Europe's refugee crisis rivals tragedy of Holocaust, director says

Europe's refugee crisis is one of the greatest human tragedies since the Holocaust, Italian director Gianfranco Rosi said ahead of the premiere at the Berlin Film Festival of his new documentary...

European ambassadors warn against hate speech, rise of antisemitism

European ambassadors stressed the importance of confronting antisemitism, hate speech, terrorism and extremism in a panel discussion Wednesday at the US Holocaust Museum marking International...

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.