The Holocaust

FILE - In this Feb.14, 2013 file photo, French film director Claude Lanzmann holds the Honorary Golden Bear at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Lanzmann, director of the epic movie 'Shoah,' has died at age 92 his publisher said Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
July 05, 2018 - 9:47 am
PARIS (AP) — French director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece "Shoah" bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92. Gallimard, the publishing house for Lanzmann's autobiography,...
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The flag-draped coffins of late holocaust survivor Simone Veil and her late husband Antoine Veil are carried by members of the French Republican Guard during a national tribute before being laid to rest in the crypt of the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris, France, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Simone Veil, who became one of France's most revered politicians, is getting the rare honor of being buried with her husband Antoine, who died in 2013, at the Pantheon, where French heroes are interred, one year after her death. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 7:18 am
PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, one of France's most revered politicians, is getting the rare honor of being buried at the Pantheon, where French heroes are interred, one year after her death. Veil was being inhumed Sunday at the Paris monument with her husband Antoine, who died in...
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Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, right, Marcel Zielinski, a Holocaust survivor, center, and Jonathan Ornstein, the director of the Jewish Community Center of Krakow, pose for the media in Oswiecim, Poland, on Friday June 29, 2018. Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and dozens of others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to support the renewal of Jewish life. The ride Friday began at the gates of the former Nazi German death camp and ended at the Jewish Community Center of Krakow 55 miles (89 kilometers) away - a place where the Jewish community is growing. (AP Photo/Katarzyna Bednarczyk)
June 29, 2018 - 5:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and some 200 others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to support the renewal of Jewish life. The ride Friday began at the site of the former Nazi...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visits the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews during WWII, in Markowa, Poland. Poland’s nationalist-conservative ruling party backed away Wednesday June 27, 2018, from a controversial Holocaust speech law, with prime minister Morawiecki introducing a new version of the law that would remove criminal provisions for statements deemed harmful to Poland’s good name. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, FILE)
June 27, 2018 - 11:21 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland reversing course on a disputed Holocaust speech law (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Poland's Senate has approved changes to a controversial Holocaust speech law that remove the threat of prison for blaming Poland for the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany. The...
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FILE _ In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, Israeli youths with their national flags march by the monument to some 900,000 European Jews killed by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944 at the Treblinka death and labor camp, at Treblinka memorial, Poland. Polish authorities have long argued they needed to fight back against foreign media sometimes calling German death camps “Polish death camps” because they were operated on occupied Polish territory. Poland’s nationalist-conservative ruling party backed away Wednesday June 27, 2018, from a controversial Holocaust speech law, with prime minister Morawiecki introducing a new version of the law that would remove criminal provisions for statements deemed harmful to Poland’s good name. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, FILE)
June 27, 2018 - 5:59 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers passed changes to a disputed Holocaust speech law on Wednesday, removing criminal provisions for attributing Nazi crimes to Poles. The amendments passed 388 to 25 with five abstentions following an emotional session in the Sejm, the lower house of parliament...
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Britain's Prince William meets Israeli's President Reuven Rivlin, right, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
June 26, 2018 - 7:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Prince William's visit to Israel (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Prince William says he hopes to learn more about the Middle East during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. In a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, William said he is...
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Britain's Prince William, center, arrives at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Israel, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
June 26, 2018 - 5:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William started his busy Israel tour Tuesday with a visit to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. William arrived Monday night in the first-ever official visit by a member of the British royal family to the tumultuous...
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File - In this Monday, May 30, 2005 photo, Irena Sendler, right, a Polish woman who saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish children during World War II, meets with American students who created a play about her life, in Warsaw, Poland. The students' teacher, Norman Conard, is being honored by the Polish government and San Francisco based Taube Philanthropies in Warsaw on Monday, June 11, 2018, for his role in making Sendler's story known to the world. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 11, 2018 - 10:26 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An American teacher who together with his students shed light on the story of a Polish woman who saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust is being honored with the award that bears her name. Irena Sendler and her story were largely unknown until Norman Conard and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2004 file photo, Holcaust survivor Gena Turgel poses for a photo, in London. Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted diarist Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp months before its liberation, has died. She was 95. Britain's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, said Turgel died Thursday, June 7, 2018. Turgel had been in two other camps before she met Anne Frank in a hospital at Bergen-Belsen where the teenager was dying from typhus. After World War II, Turgel married one of the camp's British liberators, Norman Turgel, earning the nickname "The Bride of Belsen." (Paul Faith/PA via AP, File)
June 09, 2018 - 5:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before the young diarist's death and the camp's liberation a month later, has died. She was 95. Turgel died Thursday, Britain's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, said on Twitter. The news...
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Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, June 8, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are streaming toward the fence separating Gaza from Israel for a protest against the decade-long blockade of their territory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
June 08, 2018 - 2:09 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas as thousands of Palestinians protested near the Gaza border fence Friday, and at least four demonstrators were killed, including a teenage boy, with over 600 wounded, Gaza health officials said. More than 100 of the wounded...
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