Holocaust

Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, who died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110 shown in a 2010 photo. (AP Photo)

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

LONDON (AP) — Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist’s death came just a week before her extraordinary story of […]

02/23/2014

In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995 photo, Former Nazi SS captain Erich Priebke enters military court in Rome. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

Hundreds protest funeral for Nazi criminal

ALBANO LAZIALE, Italy (AP) — Shouting “murderer” and “executioner,” hundreds of people jeered the remains of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke as his coffin arrived Tuesday for a funeral Mass celebrated by a splinter Catholic […]

10/15/2013

Italian Andrea Bartali son of champion cyclist Gino Bartali, speaks with Holocaust survivor Giulia Baquis at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, after a ceremony to induct Bartali into the prestigious Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations for his help rescuing Jews during World War II. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Cyclist Gino Bartali honored by Holocaust museum

ROME (AP) — Gino Bartali rarely spoke about this for all these years. During World War II, the champion cyclist — winner of the 1938 and 1948 Tour de France — helped rescue Jews in […]

10/10/2013

Actor George Clooney attends the premiere of "Gravity" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theaters on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Spielberg honors Clooney for humanitarian work

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been 20 years since Steven Spielberg made his Oscar-winning “Schindler’s List,” but the director has keen memories of Holocaust survivors coming up to him during filming, wanting to tell him […]

10/04/2013

In this July 30, 2013, photo, 92-year-old Edith Stern walks through the cafeteria at her retirement home in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Study seeks super agers’ secrets to brain health

CHICAGO (AP) — They’re called “super agers” — men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger. Researchers are looking at this rare group in […]

08/23/2013

Vienna, Austria (AP Photo)

Ancient Jewish tombstones found in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — It was 1943 when Vienna’s Nazi overlords gave the order to destroy the city’s oldest Jewish cemetery, demanding it be leveled and the tombstones attesting to centuries of Jewish existence there be […]

07/10/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

Israel’s PM opens exhibit at Auschwitz

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — In a defiant speech from the place that symbolizes the suffering of Jews during World War II, Israel’s prime minister warned on Thursday that the Jewish state will do everything to […]

06/13/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli PM warns of another Holocaust from Iran

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his two-day visit to Poland, which Germany’s Nazis occupied during World War II and where they committed the worst crimes ever against the Jewish people, […]

06/12/2013

Irena Sendler, former member of Polish resistance movement during WWII, Warsaw, Poland. (AP Photo)

Polish walkway named for woman who saved Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials have honored Irena Sendler, a Polish woman credited with saving 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust, by naming a walkway in a symbolically important spot after her. Sendler was […]

05/15/2013

Auschwitz Birkenau

Jewish youths march in honor of Holocaust victims

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of youths from Israel and other countries marched in silence Monday at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi death camp in Poland, to pay homage to 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust.

04/08/2013

John Kerry, US Secretary of State, lays a wreath during the annual ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem memorial, Jerusalem, Israel. (AP Photo)

Israel honors 6 million victims of Nazi Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — Among the crowds marking Israel’s annual Holocaust remembrance day at the Yad Vashem memorial Monday was a retired American Air Force colonel from San Francisco who came to honor a family he never knew.

04/08/2013

Anne Frank, Holocaust diary writer. (AP Photo)

Saplings from Anne Frank’s tree take root in US

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A tree that gave Anne Frank hope as the Jewish teenager hid from Nazis for more than two years is taking root at nearly a dozen sites across the United States in hopes of promoting tolerance.

03/23/2013

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