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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Sisters sponsor Shoah art/writing contest

    Sisters sponsor Shoah art/writing contest
    Annette Shachter, of Boca Raton — a member of Boca Raton Synagogue — believes it is very important to teach future generations to feel a personal connection to the Holocaust. As such, Shachter — and her sisters, Florence Banikiotes, of...
  • Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago

    Holocaust survivors and officials gathered Sunday at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the camp 70 years ago. The camp was liberated on April 15,...
  • French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims

    French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil....
  • Auschwitz guard offers Germans something rare: A Nazi who admits what he did

    Auschwitz guard offers Germans something rare: A Nazi who admits what he did
    On the opening day of his trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, the man known as the "accountant of Auschwitz" told of the moment he lost his "euphoria for Adolf Hitler." He was standing on a train platform after Hungarian Jews had been...
  • In the off-season, Berlin offers its own pleasures

    In the off-season, Berlin offers its own pleasures
    I'm standing in front of the Reichstag, the imposing Neo-Baroque building now once again home to Germany's reunified parliament. In a wide-angle photo commemorating the moment, I'm the only one in the frame. At the famed Pergamon Museum on Berlin's...
  • Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

    Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany. Hungary's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Comey's remarks delivered last week at the...
  • Ex-Nazi guard's trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder to begin

    Ex-Nazi guard's trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder to begin
    Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland. After three days and nights in darkness, crammed into the standing-room-...
  • US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90

    U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. He was 90. The Deuticke publishing house...
  • Frederic Morton dies at 90; U.S. writer known for books on Austria

    U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. He was 90. Morton died in his Vienna...
  • Requiem for the Shoah

    Requiem for the Shoah
    Among the many commemoration ceremonies currently taking place in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, The Flame Society's "Requiem for the Shoah," was one of the most outstanding. Inside the packed social hall of the Weisman Delray...
  • Holocaust survivors expect satisfaction in facing aged Nazi defendant

    LUENEBURG, Germany Oskar Groening, the elderly German known as "the accountant of Auschwitz," is expected to make a statement shortly after his Nazi war-crimes trial begins Tuesday. But what he says about his role in the 300,000 deaths with which he's...