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Hungarian Jews mark 70 years since Budapest ghetto liberation Hungarian Jews and Soviet army veterans gathered to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Budapest ghetto in World War II.
19 января 2015
Holocaust hero Wallenberg gets US Congressional medal Sweden's Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews before mysteriously dying in a Soviet prison, was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal at the US Capitol.
10 июля 2014
Gary Oldman. ©Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett Gary Oldman slammed for 'anti-Semitic' comments Jewish groups blasted British actor Gary Oldman on Tuesday for alleged anti-Semitic remarks defending Mel Gibson and suggesting that Hollywood is run by Jews.
26 июня 2014
Prince Charles compares Putin to Hitler Britain's Prince Charles stoked controversy during a visit to Canada by comparing the recent actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin's to those of Adolf Hitler, the Daily Mail reported.
21 мая 2014
Record Holocaust commemoration march in Hungary Hungary's annual "March of Life" commemorating the Holocaust drew a record 25,000 people on Sunday as part of events marking 70 years since the start of mass deportations of Hungarian Jews in World War II.
29 апреля 2014
Alice Herz-Sommer. Photo courtesy of ecomonkey.blogspot.com Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110: family Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110.
24 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Bernadett Szabo Hungary backpedals on disputed Holocaust monument The Hungarian government said Wednesday it had postponed the inauguration of a controversial monument which Jewish critics say glosses over Budapest's active role in the Holocaust.
20 февраля 2014
Raoul Wallenberg. Photo courtesy of raoulwallenberg.org Wallenberg family to appeal directly to Putin The family of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg hopes to appeal directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week for help in throwing light on the Swedish diplomat's mysterious fate.
27 января 2014
Museum takes possession of long-lost Nazi diary The US Holocaust Memorial Museum took possession Tuesday of a Nazi war criminal's long-lost diary and posted it online to help researchers decipher the thinking behind Adolf Hitler's "final solution."
19 декабря 2013
US Holocaust survivor meets Polish savior 70 years on A Jewish boy who hid from the Nazis in a hayloft reunited after 70 years in New York on Wednesday with the Polish son whose parents risked everything to save him.
28 ноября 2013
©REUTERS Rare Schindler documents up for auction Rare documents that a historian says fill in some major gaps in the story of Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler have gone up for auction online.
09 августа 2013
Legal tangles foil Slovak Jews' quest for Holocaust justice For Holocaust survivors and their families in Kosice, a once bustling town in eastern Slovakia turned wartime ghetto.
04 августа 2013
©RUETERS Copy of Schindler's list up for sale on eBay for $3 mn An original copy of the list of Jews Oskar Schindler saved from the Holocaust is up for sale on eBay, with the starting bid set at $3 million dollars.
20 июля 2013
Romanian filmmaker Florin Iepan. Photo courtesy of evz.ro Romania film festival focuses on Holocaust The One World international human rights documentary film festival which opens in Bucharest on Tuesday will give special focus to the Holocaust to highlight the devastating consequences of hatred and intolerance.
13 марта 2013
Outrage as Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Day Italy's gaffe-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi sparked outrage Sunday with remarks praising wartime dictator Benito Mussolini despite Il Duce's persecution of Jews and allowing thousands to be deported to Auschwitz.
28 января 2013
Photo courtesy of ipedia.ro EU youth discover Jewish heritage in Lithuania Lithuania on Sunday launched a new campaign for European students that reveals the once rich Jewish culture in the Baltic state and its tragic end during the Holocaust.
10 декабря 2012
Merkel to open Berlin Holocaust memorial for Roma German Chancellor Angela Merkel will inaugurate a memorial to murdered Roma and Sinti victims of the Nazis on Wednesday, as Europe's largest minority grapples with ongoing discrimination.
23 октября 2012
Warsaw to mark start of Nazis' 1942 ghetto deportation Poland is preparing to mark one of the darkest episodes of the Holocaust, when the country's Nazi German occupiers launched an operation to kill the population of the Jewish ghetto they created in Warsaw.
21 июля 2012
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