The Holocaust

FILE - In this file photo from May 2, 2013, a visitor looks at a poster of the former Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen during a press preview in a new memorial room at the former camp in Mauthausen, Austria. The concentration camp was liberated by U.S. troops on May 5, 1945. A new survey released on Thursday, May 2, 2019, has found that many Austrians lack basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, even though the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp was just outside of the city of Linz, and some of the key perpetrators of the Holocaust were Austrian. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
May 02, 2019 - 4:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — A new survey has found that many Austrians lack basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide — even though the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp was just outside of the city of Linz, and some of the key perpetrators of the Holocaust were Austrian. The study released Thursday by the New...
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File - In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 file photo, a menorah is installed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in preparation for a celebration service at sundown on the first night of Hanukkah, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A gunman shot and killed 11 people while they worshipped Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the temple. Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an "increasing sense of emergency" among Jewish communities worldwide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 01, 2019 - 3:54 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an "increasing sense of emergency" among Jewish communities worldwide. Capped...
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People look on floating handmade boats with the names of Nazi concentration camps, during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Hayarkon park in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Israel marking the annual Day of Remembrance for the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide who perished during World War II. Hebrew reads "to remember". (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
May 01, 2019 - 2:47 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday began commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in honor of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, as leaders voiced concerns about a rising wave of anti-Semitism around the world. In emotional addresses to an opening ceremony at Israel's national Holocaust...
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This photo shows a 13-year-old Eva Heyman photographed in Hungary months before she was murdered in a Nazi concentration camp in 1944. An Instagram account based on Heyman’s real-life journal is generating buzz as an innovative way to share Holocaust testimony with youth, as global understanding of the genocide declines and the community of eyewitnesses dwindles. (Yad Vashem via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 10:02 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Survivor testimony has been the centerpiece of Holocaust commemoration for seven decades. But with the world's community of aging survivors rapidly shrinking and global understanding of the genocide that killed 6 million Jews declining, advocates of Holocaust remembrance are...
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Attendees at the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif., pass by a photo of Kaye, Monday, April 29, 2019 inside the synagogue. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 29, 2019 - 10:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly attack on a Southern California synagogue (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A packed congregation is remembering the woman who was shot to death in a Southern California synagogue this past weekend. Federal and state lawmakers, a representative of the...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, shows a sign for Middlebury College on the campus in Middlebury, Vt. A Middlebury College chemistry professor whose written exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, the school said. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)
April 18, 2019 - 7:58 pm
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it's investigating under...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Justin Wan/Sioux City Journal via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 11:16 am
The Republican Jewish Coalition, backed by GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, is accusing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke of "demeaning" the memories of Holocaust victims by likening President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigrants to that used in Nazi Germany. In a statement Friday,...
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Portraits of Holocaust survivors are displayed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage as a vintage German train car, like those used to transport people to Auschwitz and other death camps, is uncovered on tracks outside the museum, in New York, Sunday, March 31, 2019. The train car joins hundreds of artifacts from Auschwitz at the museum for an exhibit entitled "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away," that opens to the public on May 8. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 31, 2019 - 7:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On a Sunday morning, a crane lowered a rusty remnant of the Holocaust onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage — a vintage German train car like those used to transport men, women and children to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps. The windowless boxcar is among...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, April 20, 2011, members of German hard rock band Rammstein, with Till Lindemann, right, and Christoph Schneider accept the award for Best Live Band at the 3rd Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, USA. Jewish groups and the Israeli government on Thursday March 28, 2019, criticized Rammstein for a video promoting the release of its new single that features band members dressed as concentration camp inmates standing on a gallows.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, FILE)
March 28, 2019 - 3:44 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Jewish organizations and the Israeli government criticized German hard rock band Rammstein on Thursday for a video promoting its new single that features group members on an execution gallows dressed as concentration camp inmates. Several organizations called the music video for the...
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Joined by Newport Harbor High School Principal Sean Boulton, left, Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank and a Holocaust survivor, talks to reporters during a news conference Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Newport Beach, Calif. Schloss met Thursday with Southern California high school students who were photographed giving Nazi salutes around a swastika formed by drinking cups at a party. Schloss said the students apologized for their behavior and indicated they didn't realize what it really meant. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 07, 2019 - 8:05 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The high school party took an ugly turn. Drink cups were used to form a crude swastika. Nazi salutes flashed. Cameras clicked. What appears to have been a woefully misguided attempt at humor turned into a national embarrassment for the Southern California city of...
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