Holocaust

Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police, officials said Friday.<p>A spokesman for the Auschwitz memorial, Bartosz Bartyzel, told …

Pope Francis

The Daring Photographer Who Captured Life Inside Nazi Ghetto

Disguised as a custodian, the Nazi resister slipped into the train station of Lodz, Poland. Henryk Ross hid from view as he peered through a hole in …

Photography

Does Jewish vegan YouTuber Henya Mania believe factory farming is akin to the Holocaust?

Henya Mania speaks on veganism, her channel and why she believes factory farming can be compared to Holocaust.<p><b>IBTimes UK</b> interviewed Henya Von Perez, …

Veganism

'I will never be free of it': Auschwitz survivor recalls horror 75 years on

On 25 March 1942, 999 girls and women were taken to the camp from Poprad, Slovakia. Now just one is still alive. Edita Grosman tells her story as she prepares to return to her home city<p>“I’m sure I’ve survived for a reason,” says Edita Grosman. “One of us had to still be here to tell you what …

Auschwitz

Is Evidence from a War Crimes Tribunal Art? The Case of Henryk Ross.

Henryk Ross testified at the Eichmann trial. His qualification for that dubious honor was to have been one of the few thousand souls to survive the …

Jewish Culture

Rusted Memories: Inside an Abandoned World War II Nazi Labor Camp in Krakow, Poland

Photographers and authors James and Karla Murray explore and document the Liban Quarry, an abandoned World War II Nazi Labor Camp located in Krakow, …

Military History

Nathan Fielder’s Jacket Line Raised $150,000 For Holocaust Awareness

Early on in <i>Nathan For You</i>, Nathan Fielder is rarely seen without a Taiga windbreaker. That quickly changed when Fielder discovered that Taiga had celebrated a Holocaust denier in their catalogue, and he founded an outerwear line, Summit Ice, where 100% of the profit went to the Vancouver Holocaust …

TV

I Loved My Grandmother. But She Was a Nazi.

My grandparents were Nazis. It took me until recently to be able to say — or write — this. I used to think of and refer to them as “ordinary Germans,” as if that was a distinct and morally neutral category. But like many “ordinary Germans,” they were members of the Nazi Party — they joined in 1937, …

History

BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, The Auschwitz survivor who forgave the Nazi doctors who experimented on her

In 1944 Eva Kor and her family were taken from their family home in Romania and transported to the the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Both of her parents and two older sisters were killed at the camp. Along with her twin sister she was subjected to human experimentation under Josef Mengele, …

Anne Frank Center Blasts Tim Allen for ‘Deeply Offensive’ Nazi Germany Comment

The Anne Frank Center of Mutual Respect released a statement on Sunday taking offense to a comparison that Tim Allen made on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” …

Tim Allen

'Defiant Requiem' in Chicago a revival of Verdi sung in concentration camp

CHICAGO - Verdi's Requiem never had been performed under circumstances like these.<p>On June 23, 1944, the sick and starving inmates of the Terezin …

Poland seeks extradition of Minnesota man accused of Nazi war crimes

(CNN)A 98-year-old Minnesota man accused of committing war crimes during WWII could face arrest and extradition to Poland.<p>The man, identified by his family as Michael Karkoc, is accused of being responsible for the deaths of 44 people in 1944, Polish officials said in a statement.<p>Karkoc's family …

War Crimes

You can now chat to a bot about Anne Frank on Messenger

<b>Today, in honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Messenger has launched an Anne Frank House bot.</b><p>The AI-powered …

World War II

Anne Frank Who? Museums Combat Ignorance About the Holocaust

AMSTERDAM — “She hid Jews?”<p>Aleatha Hinds, 17, ventured a guess about Anne Frank’s identity as she waited in line for two hours recently to enter the museum devoted to that world-famous diarist, who hid with her family in a secret annex for 25 months during World War II.<p>“No, no, no!” replied several …

The Arts

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Review: Jessica Chastain Shines In a Solid, Unexpectedly Sweet Holocaust Drama

Niki Caro’s film may feel like an unlikely cross between “We Bought a Zoo” and “Schindler’s List,” but it vibes on a wavelength all its own.<p>We may …

Jessica Chastain

This man was killed for defying Hitler – and now he's been beatified.

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian layman Joseph Mayr-Nusser who refused to take the Hitler oath was beatified March 18 …

Pope Francis

Britain denied payout to war hero 'reduced to skeleton by Gestapo'

The British government denied compensation to a Second World War hero who spent two years in solitary confinement at a prisoner-of-war camp due to a …

UK News

Jewish People and History – Stories Behind Historical Pictures of Jews during WII

Each historical image contains a story behind it. Whether happy or sad, these pictures give us the feelings that are difficult to describe. Take a …

Jewish Culture

Barton Whitewashes the Holocaust

David Barton is on a trip to Poland and visiting concentration camps, so he took to his Facebook page to offer up a highly distorted and whitewashed …

New Law In Greece, Descendants Of Holocaust Survivors Can Now Apply For Citizenship

(JTA) — Greek lawmakers passed a parliamentary amendment that will allow descendants of Holocaust survivors from Greece to apply for citizenship.<p>The …

Greece

Senators question whether Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka has ties to a Nazi-linked group

Normally, second-tier <b></b>White House foreign policy advisers are rarely seen and even more rarely heard. But these are not normal times, and Sebastian …

Foreign Policy

Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson is working with a charity to help Holocaust survivors

<b>Los Angeles:</b> Actor Mel Gibson has been quietly working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors.<p>The <i>Hacksaw Ridge</i> director, who made headlines …

Celebrity News (India)

Anti-Semitic fliers found at UIC for second time in days

Anti-Semitic fliers were found in UIC’s campus library Saturday, the second time such literature has been found in a campus building in less than a …

Two Holocaust survivors fight landlord to stay in Queens homes

Two Holocaust survivors who have battled prejudice and war are now fighting to stay in the Queens apartments.

Bill de Blasio

Alfred Tibor | 1920-2017: Prolific sculptor shaped by Holocaust

Holocaust survivor Alfred Tibor was delayed from pursuing his ambition to become a sculptor until later in life.<p>But Tibor made up for lost time as he …

History

Taking photographs of Holocaust survivors helped me find my own identity

Harry Borden’s father didn’t much care about being Jewish, so it was left to Harry’s grandmother to make him feel his heritage was special. And when his marriage ended, it proved invaluable<p>My dad, Charlie Borden, was born in New York in 1929, the only son of Jewish immigrants who had moved to the …

'Bolivian Schindler' saved some 9,000 lives during Holocaust, papers show

Out of dusty old documents found in a La Paz, Bolivia warehouse has come out the extraordinary story of Mauricio Hochschild, a German immigrant and mining tycoon who helped thousands of Jews escape from the Nazis in the late 30s.<p>Hailed by the local media as the “Bolivian Schindler,” Hochschild left …

South America

Holocaust survivor confronts resurgence in anti-Semitism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On a frigid morning in Washington, about 200 high school students file into the auditorium at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.<p>On the stage, frail and in a wheelchair, sits 100-year-old Fanny Aizenberg, a Holocaust survivor. She's a featured speaker in the museum's program to …

Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic fliers at UIC evoke old Nazi tactic

Let me be clear at the outset: I am loath to make Holocaust comparisons. Comparing daily life events — even hateful ones — to the Holocaust runs the risk of minimizing the genocide and mass murders by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.<p>But it is hard not to reference the Holocaust when you examine the …

Anti-Semitism

'The Last Laugh' doc': Nazi jokes? Sure! Holocaust jokes? Not so much

<i>Director Ferne Pearlstein and Mel Brooks in "The Last Laugh."; Credit: Tangerine Entertainment</i>Darby Maloney and The Frame Staff | The FrameJust how …

Documentaries