Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum in Oświęcim, Poland

English-language tours leave at numerous times throughout the day, generally most frequently between 11.30am and 1.30pm, when they operate half-hourly. All tours include a short documentary film about the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops in January 1945 (not recommended for children under …

Nazi Concentration Camps

Picture of girl in Auschwitz is even more haunting transformed with colour

The coloured portrait of a 14-year-old girl murdered in Auschwitz lays bare the heartbreaking human reality of the Holocaust.<p>Artist Marina Amaral …

Nazi Concentration Camps


“<i>Bark</i> is a slim, poignant, controlled narrative, yet is presented as an irrepressible and unpremeditated stream of writing.”—<b>Guylaine Massoutre</b>, <i>Le</i> …


Oskar Gröning: 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies at 96

<b>A former Nazi SS guard who was known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has died aged 96, German media report.</b><p>In 2015 Oskar Gröning was sentenced to four years' imprisonment, but never began his prison sentence due to a series of appeals and requests for clemency.<p>He died in a hospital on Friday, …


Oskar Gröning, the ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’, dies aged 96

News (Ireland)

Nazi trial against Auschwitz medic Hubert Z. to be suspended | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 01.09.2017

Former medic Hubert Z. faced 3,681 murder-related charges for working at the Nazi death camp in 1944. His trial began in 2015, but was suspended …

Nazi Concentration Camps

Convicted 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies aged 96: report

A former Nazi SS guard dubbed the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” has died aged 96 nearly three years after his conviction for being an accessory to …

Liberal View

Bookkeeper of Auschwitz dies before starting sentence: Spiegel | Reuters - Firstpost

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Mar 13, 2018 00:00 AM | Updated Date: Mar 13, 2018 …

Nazi Concentration Camps

'Accountant of Auschwitz' found dead before serving prison sentence, says lawyer

A former Nazi death camp guard dubbed the "Accountant of Auschwitz" has died before he could begin serving his four-year sentence, a lawyer has told …

News (Ireland)

SPRING AWAKENING (MusicalFare at Shea’s 710) blooms on big stage

<b>THE BASICS:</b> SPRING AWAKENING, the 2007 multiple Tony award winning soft-rock musical by Sater & Sheik, presented by MusicalFare Theatre, directed by …


So you want to visit Auschwitz - Birkenau?

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow was the home to the kings and queens of Poland past. Krakow is one of …

European Travel

Auschwitz Tour Guide’s Home Vandalized With Jewish Star, ‘Poland For The Poles’

The home of a concentration camp tour guide was vandalized in Krakow on Friday with a Star of David and a Polish nationalist message, as public …

Jewish Culture

Vandals scrawl nationalistic slogans on Auschwitz guide's door

'Poland for Poles' and other nationalistic slogans scrawled on door of Italian guide at Auschwitz Museum.


What’s in a sock’s name? Polish company pulls Adolf following complaint by Auschwitz museum.

(JTA) — A Polish sock company changed the name of one of its products from Adolf following a complaint from the Auschwitz museum.Adolf, one of the …

Jewish Culture

First Poland Holocaust law complaint targets Argentina paper

WARSAW (AFP) -<p>An Argentinian newspaper has become the first outlet to be targeted by Poland's controversial new Holocaust law, after a nationalist group filed a case on Friday hours after the legislation went live.<p>The law, which went into effect Thursday, sets fines or up to three years in jail for …


This Midwife at Auschwitz Delivered 3,000 Babies in Unfathomable Conditions

Auschwitz is best known as a place of death—a hellish extermination camp, the largest of its kind, where at least 1.1 million people are thought to …


Oskar Gröning 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for pardon

Lower Saxony's justice ministry confirmed the pardon request had been received from Gröning. It is the last stage in the appeal process for a pardon …


The Jewish Men Forced to Help Run Auschwitz

Lesław Dyrcz leaned over a pile of rubble and dirt, completely unaware that he was about to make a discovery that would shed light on one of …

World History

Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law

Anyone suggesting that Poland was complicit in the Holocaust could face fines or even imprisonment of up to three years under a controversial new law …

UK Politics

Local woman publishes book on real tales from World War Two in Auschwitz

A BOWDON woman has written a true and poignant book about forced labour during World War Two in Auschwitz.<p>Dorli Nauta, 68, is the author of ‘From A …


Polish official: Israel ashamed of Jewish 'passivity' during holocaust

The official said Israel reacted so strongly to the polish bill forbidding the phrase 'polish death camps' because of this shame


Holocaust Survivors Demonstrate In Front Of Polish Embassy Over New Law

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Dozens of Israeli Holocaust survivors demonstrated outside the Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv to protest a new law in Poland that …

Jewish Culture

March Of The Living Will Go To Poland Despite ‘Polish Death Camp’ Law

An organization that takes young Jews to visit death camps in Poland said that it would continue its trips despite a new Polish law that makes it a …

Jewish Culture

It is now illegal in Poland to suggest the country was complicit in Nazi war crimes during the Holocaust

Anyone in Poland who accuses the country of being complicit in Nazi war crimes committed during the Holocaust now faces up to three years in jail.<p>The new law, which President Andrzej Duda signed on Tuesday, criminalizes referring to concentration camps on Polish soil as "Polish death camps."<p>Deputy …


Poland's president to sign controversial Holocaust bill

Legislation aims to punish people for referring to Nazi German death camps located in Poland as Polish.<p>Poland's President Andrzej Duda has said he will sign into law a controversial bill that penalises acts blaming Poland or its citizens for complicity in Nazi war crimes.<p>Duda also said on Tuesday …


US 'disappointed' after Polish president signs controversial Holocaust law

US Secretary of Defense Rex Tillerson said in a statement that enactment of the law "adversely affects freedom of speech and academic inquiry."<p>><br>• ><p>The …

Rights & Freedoms

Who owns Auschwitz?

The law that would prohibit any mention of Polish complicity during World War II is wrong. But it is also a stark reminder that Jews no longer have …


Poland’s Senate passes Holocaust complicity bill despite concerns from U.S., Israel

Despite Israeli and U.S. criticism, Poland’s Senate approved a highly controversial law on Thursday which bans any Holocaust accusations against …


Coco Schumann, Holocaust survivor and jazz guitarist, dies at 93

Coco Schumann, a legendary jazz guitarist and one of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust, has died in Berlin. As part of the band the …


Poland’s government is exploiting nationalist grievances

Since the end of communism in 1989, much of Polish society has arrived at a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the nation’s 20th-century history. …