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# auschwitz - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Graffiti in English and German found on Auschwitz barracks
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

Graffiti in English and German found on Auschwitz barracks

Oct 6th 2021, 3:29 PM 17,962 Views 10 Comments

Museum officials characterised some of the graffiti as anti-Semitic and echoing phrases used by Holocaust deniers.

# auschwitz - Saturday 5 September, 2020

'I owe it to my parents': 92-year-old Auschwitz survivor determined to show there is hope in face of adversity
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

'I owe it to my parents': 92-year-old Auschwitz survivor determined to show there is hope in face of adversity

Sep 5th 2020, 9:00 PM 58,110 Views 15 Comments

Dr Edith Eger tells TheJournal why over 70 years after leaving Auschwitz she wants people to see her a ‘role model’.

# auschwitz - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Germany pledges €120 million to preserve Auschwitz concentration camp
# Nazi History
# Nazi History

Germany pledges €120 million to preserve Auschwitz concentration camp

Jun 16th 2020, 8:43 PM 27,182 Views 105 Comments

The death camp, which is located in Poland, was where Nazi officials murdered 1.1 million people.

# auschwitz - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Renovation works at Auschwitz unearth hidden tools that may have been used to 'prepare an escape'
# Historical Find
# Historical Find

Renovation works at Auschwitz unearth hidden tools that may have been used to 'prepare an escape'

May 19th 2020, 10:44 PM 35,832 Views 47 Comments

The hidden tools would’ve been kept out of sight of the SS guards.

# auschwitz - Monday 27 January, 2020

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

Jan 27th 2020, 10:52 PM 15,549 Views 38 Comments

About 200 camp survivors attended today’s service.

President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day
# Auschwitz
# Auschwitz

President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27th 2020, 11:01 AM 13,794 Views 99 Comments

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

# auschwitz - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office
# Jobspath Macht Frei
# Jobspath Macht Frei

'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office

Oct 17th 2019, 9:19 PM 48,084 Views 63 Comments

The slogan “arbeit macht frei” is known for appearing on the entrance of Auschwitz.

# auschwitz - Friday 5 July, 2019

Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz doctor Mengele, dies aged 85
# Poland
# Poland

Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz doctor Mengele, dies aged 85

Jul 5th 2019, 1:53 PM 45,748 Views 30 Comments

Kor passed away in Poland during a trip to the Holocaust site.

# auschwitz - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from an Auschwitz crematorium
# Poland
# Poland

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from an Auschwitz crematorium

Jul 15th 2018, 2:49 PM 30,911 Views 26 Comments

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
# Oskar Groening

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

Mar 13th 2018, 7:12 AM 29,453 Views 77 Comments

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
# Oskar Groening
# Oskar Groening

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

Dec 29th 2017, 1:35 PM 16,885 Views 66 Comments

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
# Oskar Groening
# Oskar Groening

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

Nov 29th 2017, 2:30 PM 32,097 Views 66 Comments

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
# Link To The Past
# Link To The Past

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

Nov 25th 2017, 9:15 AM 23,866 Views 28 Comments

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
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Museum removes 'fun' Hitler display after protests

Nov 13th 2017, 10:39 AM 15,068 Views 34 Comments

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
# Clay Higgins
# Clay Higgins

US congressman under fire for filming video message inside Auschwitz Memorial

Jul 5th 2017, 3:15 PM 17,356 Views 71 Comments

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
# Naked Demonstrators
# Naked Demonstrators

Poland charges 11 over bizarre Auschwitz 'slaughtered lamb' protest

Mar 25th 2017, 8:27 PM 13,191 Views 22 Comments

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
# Concentration Camp
# Concentration Camp

Personal details of 10,000 Auschwitz staff members published online

Feb 4th 2017, 7:30 AM 22,290 Views 58 Comments

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
# Preserving The Holocaust
# Preserving The Holocaust

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

Jan 14th 2017, 3:08 PM 28,151 Views 47 Comments

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
# Oskar Groening

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

Nov 29th 2016, 7:40 AM 20,245 Views 58 Comments

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
# Back In Time

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

Oct 2nd 2016, 10:59 AM 19,308 Views 51 Comments

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
# Hubert Zafke
# Hubert Zafke

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

Sep 19th 2016, 1:10 PM 20,518 Views 68 Comments

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
# Verdict
# Verdict

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

May 27th 2016, 7:17 AM 17,826 Views 72 Comments

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
# Discovered
# Discovered

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

May 21st 2016, 1:00 PM 34,192 Views 86 Comments

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
# I'm A Survivor
# I'm A Survivor

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

Mar 11th 2016, 5:17 PM 29,850 Views 36 Comments

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
# Inspirational
# Inspirational

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

Jan 30th 2016, 10:45 AM 9,257 Views 6 Comments

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
# Death Camps
# Death Camps

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

Jan 18th 2016, 2:25 PM 20,719 Views 95 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 18th 2015, 8:00 AM 938 Views 76 Comments

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'
# Auschwitz Bookkeeper
# Auschwitz Bookkeeper

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

Jul 1st 2015, 3:43 PM 18,257 Views 65 Comments

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
# Poland
# Poland

Two British teens arrested after allegedly stealing items from Auschwitz

Jun 23rd 2015, 6:01 PM 21,305 Views 48 Comments

Guards caught the pair yesterday.

# auschwitz - Monday 27 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 27th 2015, 9:38 PM 30,984 Views 77 Comments

“He lived a miserable life,” she said,

# auschwitz - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 21st 2015, 8:42 AM 13,187 Views 96 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Jan 31st 2015, 7:00 PM 13,025 Views 2 Comments

Plus: How many people use Facebook every month?

# auschwitz - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Today's top stories in 7 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 7 seconds

Jan 27th 2015, 12:59 PM 14,615 Views 3 Comments

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
# In Photos

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

Jan 27th 2015, 7:45 AM 21,700 Views 99 Comments

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
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

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

Jan 27th 2015, 7:30 AM 18,556 Views 42 Comments

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
# Anti-Semitism
# Anti-Semitism

Steven Spielberg warns of 'demons' faced by Jewish people

Jan 26th 2015, 8:03 PM 19,002 Views 113 Comments

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
# Changing Attitudes
# Changing Attitudes

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

Jan 21st 2015, 5:00 PM 19,909 Views 62 Comments

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

# auschwitz - Saturday 20 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,325 Views 2 Comments

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
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

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

Sep 17th 2014, 8:09 AM 29,003 Views 149 Comments

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
# Concentration Camp
# Concentration Camp

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

Jun 19th 2014, 7:58 AM 15,679 Views 77 Comments

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

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