The Holocaust

In this undated photo released by Fred Leuchter, center, he stands near the control panel for the electric chair he built. Leuchter says he is afraid the chair will malfunction at an execution scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, because of later modifications. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he is confident it will work. (Courtesy of Fred Leuchter via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 9:39 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Tennessee electrocutes Edmund Zagorski on Thursday, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system and who worries that his device will malfunction. Fred Leuchter (LOOT'-cher) had a successful career...
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 photo, Holocaust survivor Judah Samet, 80, sits in his living room in Pittsburgh. Samet survived the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a boy, and he was in the parking lot at Tree of Life synagogue Saturday as a gunman rampaged through the halls, killing Samet's fellow congregants. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
October 30, 2018 - 5:36 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sitting in the handicapped lane outside Tree of Life synagogue, Judah Samet watched as a plainclothes officer traded gunfire with the man at the temple door. He was caught in a crossfire and, yet, instead of ducking down, he craned his neck to get a glimpse of the gunman. "The guy...
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People hold candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 27, 2018 - 8:20 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A gunman who's believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history. The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in...
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Foto policial tomada en Miami de Cesar Sayoc, quien según fuentes oficiales es el sospechoso detenido en relación con los paquetes-bomba enviados a críticos del gobierno de Donald Trump. (Departamento de Policía del Condado Broward via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 5:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc lived in an alternate universe where monstrous reptiles stalk people in Florida's Everglades, a malevolent Jewish billionaire pays American children to stage school shootings and German politicians are secretly being conceived using Adolf Hitler's frozen...
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A municipal worker carries flowers next to the bust of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A bust of Romanian-born writer Elie Wiesel has been unveiled in Bucharest on the country’s national Holocaust remembrance day. The director of Romania’s National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust joined Bucharest’s mayor and the U.S. and Israeli ambassadors on Tuesday for the event in a small square named after Wiesel in the capital. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 09, 2018 - 11:32 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A bust of Romania-born writer and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel was unveiled Tuesday in Bucharest on the country's national Holocaust remembrance day. The director of Romania's National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust joined Bucharest's mayor and the U.S. and Israeli...
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This undated video image released by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation shows Sonia Orbuch during a video testimony in California. Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died in Northern California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. She was 93. (Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 7:04 pm
CORTE MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Sonia Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died in Northern California, a newspaper reported. She was 93. Orbuch died Sept. 30 at her home in Corte Madera, the San Francisco...
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Bedouin child from Khan al-Ahmar holds poster of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian flags infront of the German representative office, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The children are pleading with Merkel to pressure Israel to halt demolition plans for the encampment outside an Israeli settlement east of Jerusalem. Arabic on the poster reads, "save Khan al-Ahmar" and "save our school." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
October 03, 2018 - 1:39 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel on Wednesday for the latest in a series of joint government consultations highlighting the countries' close bond seven decades after the Holocaust, even as recent developments have tested the tight ties. Her two-day visit is...
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FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2017 file photo police blocks demonstrators protesting against the nationalist 'Alternative for Germany', AfD, party in Berlin, Germany. A Jewish student group says it will protest the far-right Alternative for Germany’s plans to found a Jewish section within party. Jewish Students Union of Germany leader Dalia Grinfeld said Wednesday the party, known as AfD, “isn’t getting a kosher certificate from us” because it is one of the biggest threats to Jewish life in Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 26, 2018 - 8:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has announced it will create a Jewish section within the party, drawing widespread criticism by Jewish groups across the country. One prominent Jewish student group accused the anti-migrant party on Wednesday as being "one of the biggest...
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Pope Francis stops for a moment of prayer during his visit to the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Francis began his second day in the Baltics in Lithuania's second city, Kaunas, where an estimated 3,000 Jews survived out of a community of 37,000 during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 23, 2018 - 11:18 am
KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to the three Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Pope Francis has warned Lithuanians not to forget the suffering of past generations and stay alert to future threats as he visited a museum dedicated...
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Pope Francis spreads incence on the alter during an open-air Mass at Santakos Park, in Kaunas, Lithuania, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Francis is paying tribute to Lithuanians who suffered and died during Soviet and Nazi occupations on the day the country remembers the near-extermination of its centuries-old Jewish community during the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 23, 2018 - 6:09 am
KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — Pope Francis warned Sunday against any rebirth of the "pernicious" anti-Semitic attitudes that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II. Francis began his second day...
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