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# auschwitz - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from an Auschwitz crematorium

The two Hungarians admitted their actions and were fined.

# auschwitz - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed

Oskar Groening was found guilty in 2015 of being an accessory to murder.

# auschwitz - Friday 29 December, 2017

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, loses appeal against jail

In 2015, Oskar Groening was found guilty of being an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people.

# auschwitz - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' (96) deemed fit to serve four-year jail term

During his trial, Groening acknowledged “moral guilt” for the role that he played at the concentration camp.

# auschwitz - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Rare Holocaust-era brooch, gift from husband to his wife in the ghetto, resurfaces in Poland

It’s believed that the original recipient of the brooch, a woman named Hinda Weiksel, died in Auschwitz at the hands of the Nazis.

# auschwitz - Monday 13 November, 2017

Museum removes 'fun' Hitler display after protests

Visitors had been encouraged to take selfies with the waxwork.

# auschwitz - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

US congressman under fire for filming video message inside Auschwitz Memorial

He says in the video: “This is why Homeland Security must be squared away, why our military must be invincible.”

# auschwitz - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Poland charges 11 over bizarre Auschwitz 'slaughtered lamb' protest

The unprecedented stunt was apparently intended as a call for world peace.

# auschwitz - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Personal details of 10,000 Auschwitz staff members published online

It’s part of a project that will name the staff who worked in death and concentration camps set up in occupied Poland.

# auschwitz - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Preserving a dark history - the conservation project at Nazi Germany's most notorious death camp

The aim is not to recreate Auschwitz, but rather to keep it preserved exactly as it was during the dark days of World War II.

# auschwitz - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

German court rejects 95-year-old Auschwitz guard's appeal

Oskar Groening was convicted of being an accessory to 300,000 murders last year.

# auschwitz - Sunday 2 October, 2016

A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals Back In Time This post contains videos

A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals

The headsets help prosecutors see if those accused could have seen what was happening.

# auschwitz - Monday 19 September, 2016

Judge suspends trial of Nazi death camp worker who faces 3,681 counts of accessory to murder

The trial of Hubert Zafke has been repeatedly delayed by procedural wrangling.

# auschwitz - Friday 27 May, 2016

This 94-year-old former Nazi death camp guard will find out today if he's going to prison

Reinhold Hanning faces charges of complicity in 170,000 murders at Auschwitz.

# auschwitz - Saturday 21 May, 2016

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a gold ring and necklace are found hidden in an old mug

One million European Jews died between 1940 and 1945 at the Auschwitz camp in the southern city of Oswiecim.

# auschwitz - Friday 11 March, 2016

A Holocaust survivor has been named the world's oldest man

Israel Kristal survived two world wars and the Holocaust before moving to Israel and opening a sweet shop.

# auschwitz - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Auschwitz survivor makes successful dance show debut at the age of 90

Holocaust survivor Eva Fahidi is currently starring in a sold-out duet in Budapest.

# auschwitz - Monday 18 January, 2016

A 95-year-old former Auschwitz medic is going on trial next month

The man will be standing on at least 3,681 counts of being an accessory to murder.

# auschwitz - Saturday 18 July, 2015

'Old, frail, repentant… But still a criminal: The bookkeeper of Auschwitz should die in prison'

Oskar Gröning looks like he could be a kindly grandfather. He probably is. But he also volunteered to serve in one of the greatest murder camps ever constructed.

# auschwitz - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Nazi officer: 'I share guilt for the Holocaust, and I can't ask for forgiveness'

German national Oskar Groening, 94, stands accused of 300,000 counts of “accessory to murder”.

# auschwitz - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Two British teens arrested after allegedly stealing items from Auschwitz

Guards caught the pair yesterday.

# auschwitz - Monday 27 April, 2015

Pictured: The moment a Holocaust survivor shook hands with a former Nazi guard

“He lived a miserable life,” she said,

# auschwitz - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Trial begins of 'Auschwitz bookkeeper', facing 300k charges of accessory to murder

Oskar Groening has spoken extensively about what he witnessed at the camps.

# auschwitz - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Guinness, Visa debit cards, and Michelle Mulherin: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people use Facebook every month?

# auschwitz - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Today's top stories in 7 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Exactly 70 years ago today, the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz was liberated In Photos This post contains images

Exactly 70 years ago today, the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz was liberated

The camp was liberated by the Soviet Red Army on 27 January 1945

'We were woken by these piercing screams': Survivors remember the horror of Auschwitz

Between 1940 and 1945, some 1.1 million people, including one million Jews, perished in the twin death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

# auschwitz - Monday 26 January, 2015

Steven Spielberg warns of 'demons' faced by Jewish people

The director was speaking to a group of Holocaust survivors in Poland today.

# auschwitz - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

These Holocaust memorials are banned in Munich. Why? Because of Jewish opposition

The ‘Stolperstein’ project has been ongoing for 20 years.

# auschwitz - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Eamon Dunphy, Trinity College, and Auschwitz: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people think the Irish economy will get better in the coming year?

# auschwitz - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes

Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.

# auschwitz - Thursday 19 June, 2014

89-year-old man arrested in the US for alleged war crimes as a teenage guard at Auschwitz

The man admits joining the Waffen SS when he was 17 but denies being an Auschwitz guard.

# auschwitz - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Police arrest 93-year-old Nazi concentration camp medic

The man worked at the Auschwitz death camp, and faces multiple charges of aiding and abetting murder.

# auschwitz - Friday 21 February, 2014

Three suspected Auschwitz guards --- aged 88, 92 and 94 --- arrested in Germany

The men have undergone medical tests, and a judge confirmed their fitness to be detained in a prison hospital.

# auschwitz - Saturday 26 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge These are the most inappropriate selfies in selfie history This Modern Life

These are the most inappropriate selfies in selfie history

From the ‘nuclear disaster’ selfie, to the ‘in jail’ selfie.

# auschwitz - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

30 Auschwitz guards to face criminal probes

The guards are aged up to 97 and face possible charges of accessory to murder.

# auschwitz - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Over 40 Auschwitz guards to face German prosecutors

For decades German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they had personally committed atrocities, but since a 2011 landmark case all former camp guards can be tried.

# auschwitz - Monday 12 August, 2013

Most-wanted Nazi war crimes suspect dies

A former Nazi concentration camp guard, who is accused of sending over 15,000 people to their deaths, has died, his lawyer said today.

# auschwitz - Monday 6 May, 2013

Germany arrests 93-year-old over alleged duty at Auschwitz

Hans Lipschis – the ‘fourth most-wanted Nazi’ – says he was a cook and not a guard in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

# auschwitz - Monday 26 November, 2012

Norwegian police apologise for deportation of Jews during WWII

Over 700 of the 2,100 Jews living in Norway at the start of World War II were deported, only 34 survived concentration camps.

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