Holocaust

Stolen gate from former Nazi camp returns to Germany

A gate stolen in 2014 from a former Nazi concentration camp will be returned to the Dachau memorial site on Wednesday, after its return to Germany from Norway.

Auschwitz database tackles 'Polish death camp' misrepresentation

A database listing the names of around 8,500 Nazi officials stationed at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland has gone online, in a bid by Poland to counter misleading connections between the site and the country in which it is situated.

Suffering at Auschwitz 'unimaginable' as world remembers Holocaust

Survivors of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland gathered there on Friday to remember the millions of victims on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

"Remembrance has no end" as Germany marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Events were due to take place in Europe on Friday to commemorate the victims of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

AfD politician prevented from attending Holocaust memorial event

A right-wing politician who sparked outrage when he condemned Berlin's Holocaust memorial and told Germans to stop atoning for their past has been prevented from attending a commemorative event at a former concentration camp.

SDP MP urges prime minister to replace minister over Anne Frank exhibition cancellation

Social Democrat (SDP) member of Parliament Bojan Glavasevic on Friday called on Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic to "make the world a better place" and replace Education Minister Pavo Barisic for his failure to replace the head of Sibenik's Technical Secondary School who banned the staging of an exhibition on Anne Frank in the school.

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 never used for mass extermination.

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 from two to six years.

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 Coordinating Committee of Jewish Communities in Croatia, Ognjen Kraus.

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. That means facing the past, the minister told reporters.

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 Miro Kovac said on Friday at a symposium on the Holocaust.

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 about the migrant drama.

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 Remembrance Day.

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.

Oreskovic says: Don't forget Holocaust

"Remember and Don't Forget" was the message of Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic at a commemoration which the Croatian parliament organised on Wednesday to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed on 27 January.

Exhibition dedicated to children - victims of Holocaust to open in Zagreb

On the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, an exhibition of works by Austrian painter and photographer Manfred Bockelmann, dedicated to children and young people