Holocaust

President Barack Obama, right, gets a hug from movie director Steven Spielberg after Obama was presented with the USC Shoah Foundation Ambassadors for Humanity award as he attends the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity gala in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Obama received an award from the foundation created by Spielberg and planned to spend three days in California where he will raise money for the Democratic Party. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama hangs with Spielberg, Springsteen at benefit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Obama shared a table with Steven Spielberg and Bruce Springsteen at a benefit dinner, but broke away to chat with Barbra Streisand and Samuel L. Jackson. The president was the […]

05/08/2014

Participants from Israel carry an Israel flag as they attend the 'March of the Living' from the former German Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on Monday, April 28, 2014, in memory of some 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust. This year, the march honors some 430,000 Hungarian Jews killed in Birkenau gas chambers in 1944. ( AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Young Jews participate in Auschwitz memorial march

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Some 10,000 young Jews from Israel and around the world marched on Monday between the two parts of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp in Poland in memory of Holocaust victims, […]

04/28/2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Netanyahu warns world on Holocaust memorial day

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the country’s annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust by issuing a stern warning Sunday to the world to learn the […]

04/27/2014

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

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